I'm attempting to make the great leap, tracing someone back across the Atlantic. I'm looking for information on my great X3 grandmother, Sophia Baade. The only information I have about her is her name, and an 1870 census report from Watertown, Wisconsin that lists her as being born in Mecklenburg @ 1827.
I unfortunatly have nothing else to go on, and am reduced to begging for help. Sophia married Carl Marquart (born @1827 in Hanover) sometime after both had emigrated to the US. Other than this I have one paragraph in an old family history, which I will copy verbatum:
"The wife of Carl Marquart was Sophia Baade whose only brother Carl Baade, faithful to an early love, remained unwed. He died in Philidelphia at the ripe age of 90 years, some four years back (@1935). The only sister of Sophia was Amalia Baade who married William Eggersgluess. Thier children are Daniel, Jack, Albert, Otto, William, Mrs. Rolke, Mrs. Carrie Rosin, and by a later marriage Helen Eggersgluess Killian and Louis Eggersgluess."
Carl Marquart emigrated directly to Watertown, WI after arrival in America @ 1848, so I must assume that Sophia, Amalia and Carl Baade must have lived in Watertown with their parents. Carl and Sophia's first child, Augusta, was born @ 1856, in Watertown.
If anyone has any information regarding this family, and can help me make that cross-ocean leap, I would be eternally grateful.
Dave Irving firstname.lastname@example.org