Looking for information on Edward Block, born in 1849 in Lauenburg, Prussia. His wife is Anna, born in 1854. They had three boys, Paul Edward Block (born 1875),Eugene Block, (born 1877) and Otto Block (born 1879) that immigrated to Chicago, Illinois in 1880. They settled in the Jefferson Park area (northwest side of Chicago) and also had a summer home in Fox Lake, Illinois.
(Oh, BTW, Nancy, who posted this original thread, and I are cousins and have reconnected!)
There were other Block family members that immigrated and moved to San Francisco. In 1906 they were visiting Chicago and had to return home because of the earthquake as they had a business. I have found a Frederick Block during that time that was a blacksmith, but have no way to tie him to Edward.
Additional Block family members were in the St. Louis area and visits were made back and forth between Chicago/St. Louis in 1930's and 1940's. One of the family members had a daughter that married in St. Louis and came with her new husband to Chicago for a honeymoon with my great grandfather, Paul Edward Block's family around 1945/1946.
Paul Edward Block was one of 11 children and several of his siblings were married in Chicago by a Rev. Johannes Block in the 1910's. We were Lutheran as far as I know back then, but I what I thought was our "family" church in Jefferson Park was formed in 1924, so they might have attended a different church from 1890 to 1924 (perhaps where Rev. Johannes Block was at??).