My great-great-great grandparents left Germany/Prussia in 1872. Johannes (John) Boike was in the Prussian Army (probably about 1866). Wihelmine (Minnie) Pardeik was born in or near Schmolsin, Pommern, Pruessen. I know that Minnie came to the US in 1872 with her family. I believe John came to the US in 1872 as well and John & Minnie married in or near 1873. They lived in Detroit, Michigan.
I know the cemetery where they are burried, I have copies of death certificates and obituaries. I'm very interested in locating the towns they lived in before coming to the US. Minnie's parents were Gustav (August) Pardeik and Henriette (Weit or Kositzke - both names show up?). I'm coming to Germany for a visit in March, 2001 and would like to visit these areas.