William Frederick
Bessie Beatrice


William Frederick Kann and Bessie Beatrice Poos were married September 11, 1911 in Carlyle (Clinton Co.), Illinois. They were the parents of six children.

Bessie was the daughter of George E. Poos and Jennie Frazier of Trenton. George's parents, George Henry Christian Poos and Wilhelmina Mirehoff, immigrated from Germany. Other researchers have traced the Poos line back to their roots in Germany then to Indiana and on to Illinois.

William F. was the son of Mary Kann whose father, William, immigrated from Prussia and mother, Margaret, immigrated from Hesse Darmstadt. We are unsure of many dates but have found that William purchased a land grant in 1858 in Bollinger County, Missouri.  They were first located in Illinois in the 1870 census.

William F. and Bessie Kann's first grandchild was Priscilla Mode, born in Okawville, Illinois in 1934. Her married name was Pierce; she had four children. Our information indicates that she died in Belleville, Illinois sometime after 1979.  We would like to locate her children, two of whom may now live in California.

Kann/Poos Surnames

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