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  1. Shaiya says:

    Your webpage/blog is a wealth of introspective and outspoken heart. Do you also have a MySpace page?

  2. jorge dávila says:

    Sonja:
    el anuncio es precioso. pero no pude entrar directamente a Todosantos, sino llegue desde Todocuenca.
    Lo que no sé qué quiere decir es eso de posted by Catalina Sojos, pues ella no tuvo nada que ver en este anuncio, creo.

    Abrazos,

    jorge

  3. Lennard Strehl says:

    Sonja

    con tu invitación a Madrid en 1983 (?), llegué a conocer un trocito de tu mundo. Allí, me abriste más puertas, y sin saber ni quererlo, determinaste una buenísima parte de mi juventud.

    Und von meiner merkwürdigen Ankunft in der C./Leganitos (Fonda La Perla) an, verdanke ich Dir viele gute Schicksalswendungen in meinem Leben. (Super-Isa!!).

    So, jetzt werde ich nostalgisch.

    Ich hoffe, es geht Dir gut. Und denke oft an Dich.

    Dein alter Freund vom Johanneum

    Lennard

  4. Melissik says:

    One afternoon, I was in the backyard hanging the laundry when an old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. But when I walked into the house, he followed me, sauntered down the hall and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back. He resumed his position in the hallway and slept for an hour.
    This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: “Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap. ”
    The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: “He lives in a home with ten children – he’s trying to catch up on his sleep.”

    I cried from laughter
    Sorry, if not left a message on Rules.

  5. Erich Kasten says:

    Hallo Sonja,
    great to hear something about the roots where the Kasten-familiy may come from. You are right, the name Kasten is wide spread here in the northern part of Germany. Me and my family are still living here in Luebeck, which is near the baltic sea. My fathers name was Erich Kasten, too. He came from Stettin, which now is in Poland.

    Nobody know, but perhaps we are reelatives?

    Have a good day

    E r i c h K a s t e n

  6. sergio kasten says:

    I m from mexico but I reside in usa for more than 30 + yearsmy father said to me tha t my grand dadcome from monte video uruguay any leads .?send

  7. Sonja Kasten says:

    AS far as my own researches have lead to, Kasten is a name from Lübeck (Hansastadt, northern Germany), possibly Jewish (there are recurrences of this name in Jewish enviroment, even a woman rabbi Kasten !). The most probable thing is that these people left Judaism around the 19th century, at least some of them. The name is relatively rare, so that links are more than probable, were it three or four generations ago. In order to establish these, it would be of need to get the registrations in the Lübecker Town Hall, thing I haven’t done yet – I’m lazy.
    If you do, please let me know.

  8. Sonja Kasten says:

    Thomas Mann and his family, Jews, too, were originary from Lübeck and this community was quite spread there. Although it is not yet known whether the Lübecker Marzipan has such ‘dubious’ origins, too, it may be suspected due to the use of the almond that does not exist in Germany.

  9. Sara Kasten says:

    Hi-
    I was just wondering if you could tell me about Kasten’s in Germany! I am fully German, however, my grandparents, parents, and I have resided in the US our whole lives… I think it would be amazing to someday meet up with someone I’m related to over there, as I will be visitng Germany in my upcoming years of college studying abroad.

  10. alexandra kasten says:

    holla a todos, yo soy mexicana pero mi abuelo paterno y bisaabuelo eran alemanes me gustaria que si algien me puede ayudar a saber de donde proviene mi apellido y como podria investigar mas sobre ellos

  11. alexandra kasten says:

    hi to every body I’m mexican by birth but I reside in the usa I’m trying to find more about my family last name out family does not have a lot info about it all we knoe that they imigrated to mexico in the 1900’s from bremmen germany I would love to know more and how I could get some info some how

  12. _admina_ says:

    Hay un Sergio Kasten un poco más arriba que también viene de México y cuya dirección de correo es kastensergio@sbcglobal.net
    pero ellos dicen quen vinieron de Uruguay anteriormente. Si quieres saber más tienes que dirigirte a los registros civiles de Lübeck, donde aparentemente había bastantes o Bremen, ambas extrañamente Hansastädte. Puertos autónomos e independientes en la edad media. Que yo sepa hay registros de Kasten en Lübeck desde el siglo XIX, pero puede que estuviesen allá antes. Si descubres algo, me avisas.

  13. harry hall (MR WILDE) says:

    I ALSO WORKED AT BRIAM IN CALLE TETUAN IN 1960 WHERE IMET YOUR FATHER WE BECAME FRIENDS FOR ONLY A SHORT TIME BUT I OFTEN THIK OTHAT TIME AND ON ENTERING HIS NAME YOUR SITE CAME UP IS HE STILL WEL AND COULD YOU PLEASE PASS THIS ON HE MAY REMEMBER ME I AM ENGLISH AND MY FRIEND IAN SMITH WAS AT THE UNIVERSITY AT THAT
    TIME IF POSSIBLE COULD YOU LET ME HAVE HIS EMAIL ADRESS OR PHONE NUMBER IT WOULD BE NICE TO RECONNECT AFTER 49 YEARS PLEASE GIVE HIM MY REGARDS AND I NOW LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

    YOURS HOPEFULLY HARRY EX DERBY UK

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