My grand-grandfathers name is Karl Elias Fanter. His family - mother, brothers and sisters emigrated in the 1880s from Vorpommern (Stralsund)Germany, to the United States. One of his sisters, Emma Fanter, married to the Ahrens family and lived in Newton, Iowa. Others lived in Chicago. There was still correspondence between the American and the German branch up to the 1950s. Maybe someone knows about them. My mother, who is the only daughter of Carl Fanter from Zarrentin near Stralsund, and I would like to know.