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Information re Potterbaum/Pottebaum or Strueve

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Information re Potterbaum/Pottebaum or Strueve

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 10:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Potterbaum, Pottebaum, Strueve, Meyer
I'm looking for a family that immigrated from Germany named Potterbaum or Pottebaum. They show up in the Massac County census records as early as 1870, showing Regina Strueve before she married into the Potterbaum family. Regina shows her family as being from Hanover, Germany.

By 1880, Regina and Ernst Potterbaum are in the census for Massac County as a family, with Ernst showing his parents as being from Prussia. They have a son Ernst, plus other siblings.

Ernst or Ernest seems to have married Martha Meyer at some point, and they show up in the 1910 Massac County Census.

Martha Meyer was also born in Massac County and was the daughter of Friedrik Meyer and his wife Mary. Mary was born in Ohio, and I can't seem to track down her maiden name much less her parents, or where in Ohio she was born. I also can't track Friedrik back to Germany or his entry into the United States.

Basically, any information you have on any of these folks would be tremendously helpful.
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maybug21 1 Oct 2009 4:52AM GMT 
bronx1neil 23 Jul 2010 2:33PM GMT 
ThomasWolke 14 Mar 2012 1:43AM GMT 
gdtrowbridge 16 Jul 2012 7:37PM GMT 
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