Re: The Poos family in general
Very good to hear from a Kanning and read the information that you sent.There is a gentleman in St. Joseph, Missouri originally from Illinois that has gathered a lot of information about the Kanning family.I will contact him and see if we can arrange some communication in that regard.It seems possible that the family of Kannings you described could be related to the Kannings of my wife's family.For instance, my wife(whose maiden name was Caroline Frieda Kanning) has a grandmother Kanning whose maiden name was Karoline Stalhut.Her husband is Christian Kanning and they were married March 29th, 1886 in Edwardsville, Illinois (I have another note that says they were married February 29th in 1888 ---I do not know whether 1888 was a leap year or not and not only that, the note says Christ did not immigrate until 1889 so lots of discrepancies). She was born April 27th, 1869 in Madison county,Illinois. I have been delinquent in obtaining information as I have only a small portion of the data available.I have an information sheet (rather short on detail) that goes like this:(I do not know the date)
"Christ Kanning (my wife's grandfather) was born in Westphalia, a province of Prussia in the German Empire, May 20, 1854. He was a son of Henry and Christena (Poos) Kanning, who were the parents of seven children, three of whom are deceased.The parents spent their lives in the fatherland.Christ Kanning is the only member of the family living in Atchison county (Kansas); two of the children live in Germany and the other resides in Illinois.Christ received eight years of schooling in his native land, became a farmer in Westphalia, and in 1889 left the old home and immigrated to Madison county, Illinois, where he worked as a farm hand four years.In 1893, he migrated westward to Atchison county, and with his savings bought eighty acres-----".
Will keep in contact and see if we can find some common ground among the Kannings.By the way, have you heard of Caroline Kanning who came to this country alone in 1788 when she was 17?She married a Henry Martens and they lived on a farm near Grant Park, Kankakee county, Illinois. They had 11 children.After 19 years in Illinois, they moved to Minnesota where she died in 1973 at the age of 102.
Just wondering----.By the way also, this Caroline Kanning was the daughter of Wilhelm Kanning, a native of Hannover, Germany.He was a "traveling butcher".