Trying to solve the great mystery of when Marie Matilda Grunst (born 16 June 1856) came over from Germany and how she met Herman Melkert (born 10 Feb 1851 Germany, died Feb 1925 in Morristown, Rice, Minnesota). Marie died in Morristown on 10 Apr 1932.
Their children include Anna Matilda Wilhelmina Melkert, Clara, and Meta. Through marriage, these lines are linked to the Krueger, Ahlman, Pommeranz families and many more. Marie also had two children prior to this second marriage: Marie August Grunst Melkert b. 1883 married Erick Conrad Carlson (my great grandfather) and Albert William Grunst Melkert b. 1879 married Alma Sophie Rowland.
I am trying to figure out when Herman and Marie Grunst met, when Marie came over from Germany, and basically anything about the family. Are there any journals around that they kept? Any other clues? Thanks, Mindy. firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. Herman Melkert had a father named Evald Melchert (b. 18 Mar 1806 Germany, d. 6 Jan 1889 in Morristown, Rice, Minnesota, USA) and mother Charlotte Kuhn.