From what I have been told by my mother, I am in direct line to the Kaiser. My great grandfather was John Wilhelm. He, too, fell in disfavor and came to the US. He has been told to me to be the son of the Kaiser. I only know a few items about him. He came to NY before 1894. He played violin for the NY Philharmonic and was a tailor. If anyone has any info, please contact me. Also know his wife's name was Wilhemina. They changed their name to Merighi when arriving in the US.