He was born in Berlin in April, 1891 (some records say 1893), came to the USA about 1917, married Jeanette Tarr in the 1920s, had 2 children, lived in CA, OH, NY, and died in Gates, NY in 1958.
I am looking for info on him and his ancestors before he came to America. He possibly had a sister named Emma, and his mother could have been Pauline, both born in Germany. There are rumors that his mother's side was of German aristrocacy. It is said his father was a steeple jack.
I did find "Emma Amalia Agnes Matzke" and her parents "Karl Friedrich Matzke" and "Friederike Ernestine Mathilde Schulz," but I don't know if this is the right family, as I don't see any relationship with my Karl Matzke.
I've checked the LDS Family History Library and searched Rootsweb to no avail. I'm not a member of Ancestry.com, so I haven't been there, and I haven't looked at any other websites.
Do any of you use Ancestry.com?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.