Hi, I just ran upon this posting and wanted to respond and maybe learn more or help someone learn more in return. I have done some research in the past.I was told by my grandmother that my great great grand father was an illigitimate son of the the first Kaiser before WWI. He came here when he was young. He was a gaurd of the Kaiser the first. From what I have read and understand, this could have some truth to it. My gg great grandfather's last name used to be a Braun and was changed for some reason. The king Kaiser went to Westphalia alot and into prussia before it was Germany. In a public television program The Lost Child I thing it was called. They had mentioned The Kaiser which was cousins to the king of England. They said the Kaiser had many mistresses. I also read were he made his sons personal body gaurds. I have a large portrait of the Kaiser the 1st and his family. My dad has many of these portraits that were kept threw the years. Also a picture of my gg grandfather in front of a palace or something. Wearing a parade spiked helmet with the most importance of them all. There is more but I would like to talk to the writter of this question. Together we may learn some things. Please email me back as I would love to discuss this. Thanks Ray Westphal of Nebraska.