Robert Hafenfeld, born 1844 in Prussia/Germany
wife Johanne, born 1848 in Saxony/Germany
Married about 1863.
They immigrated to the US in 1879 with fivechildren:
Lydia(n) Hafenfeld born about 1867
Emma Hafenfeld born about 1869
Hugo A Hafenfeld born about 1872
Richard Hafenfeld born about 1873 - Richard married Grace A Lemke (parents also from Germany)
Adolph Christian Hafenfeld born April 1879 - Adolph married Emily Caroline Wiedman
Resided in Allegheny Co, PA to start with where Robert was a millwright. By 1900 were in Detroit, MI.
Children born in the US were:
Bernard Eugene born September 1881
Geroge John born August 1885 (George married Mary Jane)
Harold Alexander born about 1888 (Harold married Fredda W)
The Hafenfeld Bros. owned/operated an electrical business in Detroit and at least 3 served in the military.
This is about all I've found out and "Hafenfeld" does not seem to be a name easy to search on any boards/records/etc. Still not a lot of Hafenfelds in the US - just the 22 in our immediated family nationwide!
I had always heard our grandfather (Adolph Christian Hafenfeld) was from Westphalen, but recently found the West Prussia listing on one of his census responses. Would appreciate ANY help, any connections.