Good morning from chilly ontario . Well thanks for your info - you know that was exactly the family as her father tried to access the US I believe Minnesota but was denied due to his age and apparently returned to Europe - where did you find this info and would you have access to the wife's Franziska maiden name as that would be a major breakthrough!!
Grandma spoke low german dialect and that is cohesive with this region. Interesting why the parish would not share the archives - how would ancestry.com penetrate this block? Cheers Linda