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Otto Albert KAHNERT [Estorck or Estorch or Storck]

b. 1875 Uderwangen, East Prussia; son of Carl Frederick KAHNERT & Augusta Theresa ESTORCK [or STORCK or ESTORCH or STORCH]; mechanical engineer; c1889 first visit to Chile; c1891 return to Chile, employed at Mina Loreto, Punta Arenas (property of José Menéndez); 1892 piloted ship "Amadeo" (newly purchased by Menéndez) from Liverpool to Punta Arenas; 1898 travelled from Liverpool to Punta Arenas with wife; 1924 arriving passenger at New York, coming from Valparaíso; d. 1937 Santiago de Chile; bur. 1937 Cementerio General, Santiago

m. 1898 Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

Janet Calder COWIE [Hall]

b. 1877; dtr. of George COWIE, agricultural labourer & Isabella HALL; 1898 travelled from Liverpool to Punta Arenas with husband on the "Amadeo"; 1912 travelled from Callao, Peru to Liverpool with children Jessie and Alexander; later, to Taranto (Tarente), Italy; bur. 1955 Cementerio General, Santiago


1. Beatrice May, b. 1900 Punta Arenas; m. 1920 Punta Arenas, Charles Edward PREUSS
2. Jessie Bertha Emily, b. 1901 Punta Arenas; bap. 1904
3. Otto Albert, b. 1903 Punta Arenas; bap. 1904; ship captain; dtr. Lina Ester KAHNERT
4. Alejandro Federico, b. 1909 Punta Arenas?

Thanks: Iván A. Kahnert (I-2014, I-2015, III-2015, II-2016)
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