I think Nellie was born in Helmhof, Baden-Wuerttemberg. Nellie is almost surely a nickname; not certain what her given name was. She and her husband George Schreier had one son born in Eau Claire and one in Hammond, Wisconsin. In searching the newspaper archives on Ancestry, I found a lot of Haffelders in the Eau Claire area. Suspect that's where Nellie's family was from. It's just so frustrating - no family papers, no family Bible, nothing with details about her given name or her family. Thanks for checking! And if you find anyone with a name that might have been shortened to Nellie, maybe she's the one.