My grandmother on my father's side, was Ferdinande Neuckranz (she legally changed her first name to Nan) Her father (my Great Grandfather) was Ferdinand Fredrich August Neuckranz. He immigrated to America in 1891 with his wife (Bertha Beckmann) and one daughter (Marie) According to the family story- his father, Ferdinand Neuckranz was either Ambassador to Germany in the 1860's FROM Denmark- Or he was Ambassador TO Denmark in the 1860's from Germany.
My dead end on the family line is Ferdinand Fredrich August Neuckranz's parents. If his father Ferdinand was an ambassador- which way did it go? I've always thought the Neuckranz family came form Germany- not Denmark. I'm having trouble making headway- and not sure where to search.
When they came to the US, they came on the steamship "Russia" from hamburg to New York. I have nothing showing my Great-Great grandfather ever came to the US.