I would like to discover where in Germany my immigrant great-great-grandfather and his brother came from. Here is their information:
August Hinrich Trochelmann
born: March 1845 Germany
emigrated to USA: 1870
died: 24 Nov 1909 at Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Johann Hinrich Trochelmann
born: 1849 Germany (some sources indicate Württemberg)
arrived in USA: 18 May 1867 (ship DH Waetjen from Bremen, Germany)
died: 1915 Chicago, Illinois, USA
The majority of the German populace with the surname Trochelmann are from the area around Scheessel, Lower Saxony. For that reason I cannot be sure if they were born in Württemberg or not.
I would like to discover who their parents were and more information about that branch of the family. Any help is appreciated.