Re: A little more information
By Liz Rees January 25, 2005 at 08:06:49
Haven't seen Robin for a few years, but saw his elder brother over Xmas, who became a father recently ensuring that the Kamphenkel name in the UK will last another generation at least!
My great grandfather emigrated to Wales from Denmark (prior to 1905 as this is the year he married), his name was Waldemar Frederick Rudolph Kamphenkel. His family were shoemakers in Copenhagen, I have plenty of old photos of the shop and his siblings (they have Danish writing on the back which I need to have translated). I believe his father was Carl Friedrich Kamphenkel, which is obviously a German name, but I haven't been able to find much more information than that. Regards, Liz