I have tried in vain to trace what cities in Europe my great grandparents came from. Greatgrandparents on my mother's side came from Austria in 1889, Louis and Kathryn Sanger traveling with two children Edward 7 or 8yrs and Joseph 4 yrs. They lived in Brooklyn N.Y. I checked the ships arrival in N.Y.& Philadelphia, I had also inquired "Germans to America".They couldn't locate them. There was only one way to travel in 1889 by boat.