I am trying to find any of my German ancestors. My mother, Wilma Meierhofer-Bray passed away 8 months ago and left us with almost no knowledge of our German heritage. I currently cannot afford the international research package, plus my mother never taught me to speak or read German, so I am stuck not knowing what any documents says. Here is the limited information that I DO know. Can anyone look up some information for me? I would greatly appreciate it.
Information I have is:
My mother's name was: Wilma Meierhofer
She was born on December 31, 1941
Her father's name was: Adam Meierhofer
He was born in 1909, and he died in 1978. (I found a picture of his gravestone; photo is attached.)
I was told he was a soldier during WWII and may have been a prisoner of war.
Her mother's name was Barbara Falter. I do believe this was her correct name. I do not have a date of birth but I think she died somewhere between 1996 - 2004.