Welcome to my Family History webpage. The following pages
contain information on my ancestors with the family names of Köppen,
Köpp, Koeppen, Bunkowski, Bonkowsky and Freigang.
In the late 1920's my parents, Reinhard Köppen and
Eugenie Bonkowsky (originally Bunkowski) fled from the Ukraine and travelled
independently across Russia to China. In 1936, they married in Shanghai and in
1937, fled to Hong Kong. In 1950,
they emigrated with their two sons, Edwin and Eugene, to Australia.
Only a small
number of Bonkowsky (originally Bunkowski) and Koeppen family members live in
Sydney, NSW, Australia. The majority of my relatives reside in the Northern
Hemisphere and we are indebted to many of them for their generous assistance in
compiling our family history.