Dear Frances - many thks for yr msg;I apologise for the delay in answering - have been away in Q'ld. Yr info is very interesting: I will study the websites for more info: the H.Rathje-Chief Fireman is probably not my Gt Grandfather as he would have been 52yrs then and the list noted the crewman as 40yrs but I will check this further.I will also contact Klaus Struve. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
. I would be happy to pass on all other info I have on Heinrich Rathje if you contact me. He stated he was a widower when he married my maternal Gt Grandmother.