I hope you can help me. I am researching my husband's family, who came from Kellinghusen, Schleswig-Holstein. I have hit a roadblock on my husband's great-great grandfather, Hinrich Harbeck who immigrated to the USA in 1865/66. He was born in 1844 in Kellinghusen and died in Davenport, Iowa in 1916. His wife-to-be immigrated with him. Her name was Elsabe Kracht. I am trying to find out the name of Hinrich's father and mother as well as his other ancestors. I have most of the information on his descendents. We know Hinrich also had a sister named Maria G. Harbeck, who also immigrated to Davenport, Iowa.
I would appreciate it if you would search the records for Hinrich Harbeck, Maria G. Harbeck, and their parents, grandparents, etc., which I assume will be given on the birth records. If you do find them listed, I will gladly pay for copies of the page(s) that list them if they are indeed included in the Schleswig-Holstein parish records you have. Or, would you know where I could purchase a copy of these records?
My husband's direct line ancestors are all named Henry (Hinrich) or John ... which may be based upon ancestral names; for example, Hinrich Harbeck named his sons John, Henry Jr, and Louis; grandson named Henry John Harbeck had great-grandson John Harbeck, who had great-great grandson John Harbeck.
Thank you very much for your help.