Chaplain Emil Kapaun with his parents Elizabeth (Bessie) and Enos sometime during WWII. Enos Kapaun was born in 1880 in Czechoslovakia. His family immigrated to the United States when Enos was seven. Elizabeth was born in Wakeeney, Kan. in 1895. They were married on May 18, 1915 at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen, Kan.