I'm looking for family of my great-grandfather, Joseph August Langen who was born in Monterey, Cuming in 1895. All the documentation I've found is from his time after he moved to Canada. None of that documentation refers to any family in Nebraska, only those born in Canada. There are no clues in the Canadian documents as to where his family comes from before settling in Nebraska either.
I found one clue in an obituary from 1903. There was an August Langen, postmaster at Monterey. August was born in Wunenberg/Wunnenberg, Westphalia, Germany in about 1860 and arrived in the US in about 1885. He married Mary Plantenberg, sister of Fred Plantenberg of Aloys. Mary and August had 5 young children, 3 boys and 2 girls. However, the obituary fails to mention the children's names.
I suspect August and Mary are Joseph August's parents but I have nothing to confirm this.
Is there anyone who can assist me in figuring this out?