Joseph was born June 22,1846 in the vicinity of Ellwangen,Wuerttemberg,Germany. AsI can find more specifically Wuerttemberg> Ellwangen> Stimpfach> Eichishof.Joseph went to the U.S.A. in 1864 and passed away there in 1933. All vital records for Joseph in the U.S. refer to his being from "Germany or Wuerttemberg only.I have visited the Ellwangen area and have searched everywhere but not come up with anything on them even with the great help from the L.D.S. in Ellwangen. My search has continued to be a long one with no verification that my ggrandfather and his father were indeed from Eichishof. I'm beginning to think August got caught up in the wars or revolutions of the time and that was why Joseph left Germany young and alone.
Any help would be appreciated,