I am researching Theresa BLAISING, b 1866 (alternate date 1868) who I believe is d/o Laurent and Mary HIRSHBERG BLAISING of Alsace-Lorraine. She emigrated w her family as a child to New Haven, Allen Co., IN before the 1870 census. I have also seen her surname spelled BLESIN. She later moved to Ft Wayne IN and married widower John Kelly STEVENS. I've written about a letter of hers that I'm transcribing at http://afamilytapestry.blogspot.com/2011/10/back-story.htmlhttp://afamilytapestry.blogspot.com/2011/10/back-story.html if anyone is interested in reading more.
While she had no children of her own, she had many siblings (she mentioned one nephew, Sylvester, in her letter). I'd love to hear from anyone researching that family.