Luyken Family Association

Max Kämper (1879-1916)
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Ludwigshafen, 5.9.2009

Max Eduard Kämper, Generation 10, Ref.Nr. 10-029 (BK1307) Branch WW1 KL

Born: 16.12.1879 in Jütterborg (Germany)
Died: 10.11.1916 fell in Sailly-Saillisel (France) (Age: 36 years)

Occupation: Engineer, lieutenant

Father: Hugo Kämper
Mother: Lina Luyken

Spouse: Elsbeth Patschkowski
Married: 9.10.1909 in Berlin (Germany)

Hans Kämper (1910-1999)
Ilse Kämper (1913-1979)

Stammbaum Max Kämper

Hendrich Luyken
(ca. 1550-1607)

Hermann Luyken

Johannes Luyken

Daniel I Luyken

Daniel II Luyken

Daniel III Luyken

Daniel IV Luyken

Bernhard Luyken

Lina Luyken

Max Kämper

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Biography Max Kämper

Max Kämper surveyed the 58 km-long Mammoth Cave in the state of Kentucky, USA. His survey rendered an exact map of the cave. A detailed biography on him is in the website by Bernd Kliebhan (see under links). After returning to Germany he was drawn to Wolrd War I and killed at the Battle of the Somme, the largest battle during WW I in which over 1 million people died.

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Picture Gallery Max Kämper

More Pictures from the website by Bernd Kliebhan

ca. 1883
Anna, Elisabeth, Lina,
Hugo and Max

?, ?, Elisabeth, Hugo and Max

Elsbeth and Max

Ilse, Max and Hans

"The Luyken-Cousins"
Karl, Paul, Max, Gustav,
Walter, Ernst (?), Wilhelm (?)
The cousins are unfortunately all gone
in all wind directions
but surely they would like to
join our greetings. Sincere greetings your Max
Best greetings Paul Luyken
Sincere greetings! Walter Luyken

Russia, 1915








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Links Max Kämper

Internal links
• Census, family bulletin 1922, page 91 (German)
• "Max Kämper and his Survey of Mammoth Cave", family bulletin 1998, page 327 (German)
• "Is the Riddle Solved?", family bulletin 1999, page 401 (German)

External links
Summary from "Speleological History" by Bernd Kliebhan (original site)
Whole history from "Speleological History" by Bernd Kliebhan (original site)
Entry in Wikipedia

Audiofile on the radio broadcast "Searching for Max" by Bernd Kliebhan (German)

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