Hello! I need some information concerning the Alheim's (Ahlheim) that settled in New Athens, Illinois about 1860. There were quite a few in the family, one son settled in Albany, New York while the rest setteled in New Athens. Here is what I have:
Thomas & Elisabeth Margareth Ahlheim
- did they come over or stay in
Son - Friedrich (b. 1842) - married 3 times, first to Elisa Berth (or Elizabeth Bert - spelling is different on different documents), Bertha Reiss, then Maria Dietz.
Old Friedrich had many kids with his wives.
Son - Philipp (b. 1851) - have nothing on him, can't find anything.
Daughter - Elizabeth (b. 1839) married
to I believe William Darmstatter
Son - George (b. 1847) married Lucinda Cramer - settled in Albany, New York
Daughter - Johanette (b. 1836) married George Fries.
All of them had children down the line, George and Lucinda had 14 kids, only about 10 lived.
So if anyone has any information at all, please let me know. I am particularly interested in Thomas and Elisabeth made the trip over. There is also a Ahlheim Cemetery in New Athens, Illinois. I don't know who is buried in it, no one has any documentation on it.
Thanks for everyone's help on this!