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Surname Saturday #25: Kasper

Up until about 2 or 3 years ago, I knew absolutely nothing on this branch of my family. This was partially due to the Catholic parish records not being readily available on microfilm. But thanks to FamilySearch, the records are now digitized and freely browsable on their website. Woo hoo! Here's what I know:

1. Maria Anna Kasper
b. 11 Feb 1834, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
d. 1914, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin
m. Joseph Weishaupt; 25 Feb 1862, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Joseph Weishaupt, b. 18 Dec 1859, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Theresia Weishaupt, b. 06 Nov 1861, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*August Weishaupt, b. 30 Oct 1863, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Xaver Weishaupt, b. 24 Feb 1865, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Anna Weishaupt, 06 May 1868, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Emma Gertrude Weishaupt, b. 02 Feb 1871, Wisconsin
*Mary Weishaupt, b. Aug 1873, Wisconsin
*Willie Weishaupt, b. 09 Aug 1875, Wisconsin
*Otto Weishaupt, b. 04 Oct 1876, Wisconsin

2. Franz Joseph Kasper, feldgärtner
b. 04 Nov 1803, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
d. 22 Apr 1846, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
m. Maria Anna Reichenbach; 01 Feb 1827, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Karl Kasper, b. 23 Jul 1828, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Joseph Kasper, b. 18 Nov 1829, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Ignaz Kasper, b. 13 Jul 1832, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Maria Anna Kasper, (above)
*Theresia Kasper, b. 16 Feb 1839, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Stillborn Daughter Kasper, b. & d. 16 Apr 1842, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Augustin Kasper, b. 22 Oct 1843, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia

3. Joseph Kasper
b. unknown (for now)
d. bef. 12 Jul 1832, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
m. Rosalia Wenzel
*Joseph Kasper, b. 28 Jan 1792, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Theresia Kasper, b. 17 Jan 1794, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Theresia Kasper, b. 03 Jun 1796, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Rosalia Kasper, b. 11 Mar 1799, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Joseph, (above)
*Theresia Kasper, b. 05 Mar 1812, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia

4. Joseph Kasper
b. 04 Nov 1733, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
d. 12 Dec 1764, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
m. Maria Elisabeth Vogel; 23 Dec 1756, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Joseph Kasper, (above)
*Wenzel Joseph Kasper, b. 09 Nov 1757, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Joseph Kasper, b. 25 Jun 1759, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Maria Elisabeth Kasper, b. 19 Jun 1761, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Kasper, b. 31 Oct 1762, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Rosalia Kasper, b. 19 Dec 1764, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia

Wenzel Kasper
b. & d. unknown
m. Elisabeth Habel; 21 Nov 1719, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Anna Rosalia Kasper, b. 25 Jan 1729, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Joseph Kasper, (above)

Naturalization Records of Stanislaus Gotowy-Gottovi


Declarations Of Intention, 1853-1897; Page 380

United States of America,
State of New York,
Orleans County Court
On the 1st day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four, I, Stanislaw Gotowy an Alien, formerly a resident of Poland Prussia and now a resident of Medina in the County of Orleans, and State aforesaid, do, upon oath, solemnly declare that it is bona fide my intention to become a Citizen of the United State, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any and every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly all allegiance and fidelity to the Emperor of Germany whereof I am a natural born citizen or subject.
Subscribed and sworn to this 1st day of November A.D. 1884, before me, Wm. F. Ross, Dep. Clerk of Orleans County
Stanislaw Gotowy (his signature & mark)


Petitions for Naturalization, 1876-1887; Vol. 4; Page 498

State of New York
Orleans County
Michael Mooney & John Kuspa of the Village of Medina in the County of Orleans in the State aforesaid, having been duly sword, despose and say, each for himself, that they are citizens of the United States, that they are well acquainted with Stanislaw Gotowy; that he has resided in the United States for five years last past, and not elsewhere, and for the last year in the State of New York, and during all that time has behaved as a man of good moral character  attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.
Sworn to in open Court, this 21st day of October 1887, before me, Wm. F. Ross, Clerk.
Michael Mooney (his mark)
John Kuspa (signature)

I, Stanislaw Gotowy do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United State, and that I hereby entirely renounce and abjure allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state and sovereignty whatever, and particularly to the Emperor of Germany of whom I am a subject. So help me God.
Sword to in open Court, this 21st day of October 1887, before me, Wm. F. Ross, Clerk.
Stanislaw Gotowy, his mark

State of New York
Orleans County
County Court, October 21, 1887
In the Matter of the Application of Stanislaw Gotowy to become a citizen of the United States:
The said applicant having made application to this Court to become a citizen of the United States, and it appearing that he, the said applicant, two years since made the declaration required by law: and it appearing to the full satisfaction of this Court that he has complied in all respects with the laws of the United States in relation to naturalization: and the Court being satisfied that the said applicant has resided in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding this application, and that during all that time he has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same; and the said applicant having appeared in open Court, and taken and subscribed the oath that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and of abjuration required by law: ORDERED, that the said Stanislaw Gotowy be and he is hereby admitted a citizen of the United States, and of any of them.
Wm. F. Ross, Clerk.