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Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

There are 2 postal marks but no one has a good quality. On one the reading is like "Hambug - Newark; 16.6.14" The other one reads "2x.6.1x" Both may fit. If Franz Kukol was naturalized then he was US citizen? If this is true he had nothing to fear in the United States. Why did he...
by Hatchcanyon
10/24/12 02:33 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
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Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

On August 25, 1914, "Frank" Kukol applied for naturalized citizenship. He renounced all foreign governments and signed an oath of allegiance to the United States. His application was rejected: "not enough information." ...... .....On Sept 12, 1918, both Harry Houdini and Frank K...
by Hatchcanyon
10/24/12 10:22 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
Views: 19829

Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

Non I discovered another source of information: Grand grandfather Franz Kukol was an avid postcard writer. There are 100 or more postcards he wrote from all over the world to his sister-in-law, a sister of his wife. Always the same text: "Herzliche Grsse sendet Dein Schwager Kukol." (Kind ...
by Hatchcanyon
10/24/12 10:11 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
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Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

Harry, called after Houdini but baptized as Heinrich Erich - it is said that Houdini was godparent(?) - lived like his mother in Dreihacken near Marienbad. As Germans they were forced to leave the Czechoslovakian Republic in 1946. The family was assumed German due to the fact that Franz Kukol was G...
by Hatchcanyon
10/23/12 11:37 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
Views: 19829

Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

Thank you for the friebdly welcome! Special thanks to Bill Mullins and the remark of the search ad. Is there a chance to get a copy of the original? Sure I will pay for expenses! Dear all! Would you mind if we use your picture of Franz Kukol for http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Franz_Kukol ? Plea...
by Hatchcanyon
10/23/12 09:45 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
Views: 19829

Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

Dear all! May I introduce myself: My name is Rolf R. Safferthal, a retired German electronics engineer. Franz Kukol was my maternal grandgrandfather, father of my mothers mother Maria Trger nee Kukol, his oldest child. Recently I found this forum and read some information new to me. Sorry I haven`t ...
by Hatchcanyon
10/22/12 12:22 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
Views: 19829

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