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Gunther stated the following in a letter to myself, 22 April 1995 (in his grammar and spelling):
"According to the Rheinish Museum in Cologne, the first Corcilius popped up approx. 100BC. He had been a Centurion of the Roman Legions invading and occupying the Western Forest (Westerwald) with his residence and command centre at (nowdays) Grenzhausen. He ruled those barbariens with an iron fist, taught them manners and behaviour, civilized those brutes, build roads which are still unchanged and used up to date."
"All this happened in the period of Julius Caeser -- 100 BC and later on. This road building program had been a far thinking necessary for Roman troups. It is documented that a message send from Northern Germany or England arrived in Rome 48 hours later by dispatch riders. Really amazing isn't it. Now this chap had been the first of the clan Corcilius. And this name has NOT been changed since."
"My late brother, Fritz (Friederich) Corcilius made a research of our family, did spend thousands of Deutschmark and traced the family back to about 1300. Previous church records are lost because of upheavals and wars."
"About 1500 the Duke of Wied (Westerwald) granted some Corcilius the rights of a Free Landholder over several Hundreds of acres and granted him the coates of Arms. At that time, where EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY had been property of some Feudal bastard, he was equal to an English SQUIRE. He represented the law, (even HIS law), he was sitting in court, had ALL RIGHTS to defend his property and to wear arms. The reason for that, as rumors go, he once in some battles saved the Duke's life by risking his own life."
Gunther goes on to note that Corcilius have the trait of being hard drinkers and subject to violence when rubbed wrong.
Orion, Gunther's grandson, recalled a coat of arms Gunther had for the Corcilius family. The coat of arms is in the shape of a shield divided in four parts. The upper left has a german-like eagle while the upper right has a castle tower. The lower left has what appears to be a soldier welding a sword and the lower right has a bundle of wheat.
Gunther died in a home for those without money in 1996.
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Georg's wife is from Australia.
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Living in Australia.
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Fred is a river boat master in Australia.
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Mario is a surgeon living in Darmstadt, and practicing medicine in Dieburg, Germany. He was noted to us by Gunther Corcilius and Andrea Corzilius located him and gave us the address.
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Paul William Grant was at one time employed by his father-in-law John Wilson in Central America at the United Fruit Company. In later years, he worked in sales.
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Colonel John Wilson Grant, U.S. Army, attended Ohio State University and at the start of World War II joined the Ohio National Guard, later transferring to the regular Army, Signal Corps. While stationed in England, he participated in the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, for which he won the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit. At the time of his death, he was stationed in Korea on the Armistice Line. He died in Japan while on leave, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
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Information from Dr. Lellmuth Gensicke, Tannhaeusestrasse 4, Weisbaden Germany (May 10, 1993). Including spelling, location, children & children's baptism.
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Information from Dr. Lellmuth Gensicke, Tannhaeusestrasse 4, Weisbaden Germany (May 10, 1993). Including spelling, location, occupation and children.
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Moved from Warren OH to Jamestown NY. 5 Children (4 in Selters, 1 in Jamestown). Information provided by Julie Ross, Spokane Washington (husband's great uncle is Henry Corcilius and Albert Corcilius of Jamestown).