Hi, I'm trying to find information about my mom's father's side of the family (my grandfather on my mom's side). My grandfather was John Carl Ballas who was married and died in Neenah Wisconsin. He may have been born in Spencer Wisconsin. I believe his father was Martin (middle initial possibly F) Ballas who lived in Spencer Wisconsin but was a member of an organizaton called Krueger-Verein, for German military veterans. So he probably came to the US when he was at least military age. My grandfather (John) was born in the 1890s so Martin was probably born in the 1860s. I believe Martin Ballas was married to Helen (or Helena) Seigert or Siegert.
any info is greatly appreciated,