[please forgive the erroros/omissions in my earlier post]
Hello from Alaska...
Can you help me locate information about Johann Sonnenberg who died in Marathon County, Wisconsin on January 23, 1891...?He came to the US in January 1865 on the SS New York which departed from Bremen; it appears he was accompanying the Christ/Wilhelmina Buchholtz family on board the vessel.
Johann Sonnenberg took up 160 acres of homestead land in Wisconsin in 1872, two years after he married Augusta Buchholtz in Jackson County, Wisconsin,in March 1870 [under the Americanized name John Sansburg].
Three children were born of this marriage, Minnie [Wilhelmina] in October 1870, Augusta in July 1872, and, Julius [Hermand?] in June 1875.Augusta subsequently married Ferdinand Wilhelm Rubow in June 1876 in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
I have been unable to locate records for the dissolution of the marriage or for the births of the three children who took the Rubow surname after their mother's marriage to Ferdinand Rubow.