Hi. Thanks for responding. I would love to see your postcards with the Thoendel greetings. I am interested in where your family was living and where these postcards were from.
I can tell you that Herman arrived in NYC on 10 Sept 1880 on the ship, "City of Brussels". His future wife, Maria Zerhau, came later, but I have not been able to locate her ship. She did arrive before June 06, 1881, as that is the date they married in Chicago. They had five children, Irma, Herbert, Edith, Selma, and Erwin. Maria's mother, Theresa Zerhau, arrived in NYC on 21 Dec 1881.
I am very interested in your Bergstadt photos as well.
Is Marie Sitka Nickmann the name of your grandma who arrived with Mrs. Thoendel on the same ship? Did she marry in this country?