Hello, I am looking for information on Johan Otto Bartels, born August 8, 1827 in Stralendorf, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Prussia. He married Sophia Anna Kicksoer (Kicksee, Kickscher, etc) while still in Germany. The couple immigrated to the Wilton/Ridgeville area of Monroe County, Wisconsin between 1855-1860. They had four children, two born in Germany, and two born in Ridgeville, WI. Going by the other settlers to the Ridgeville area, there may have been some time spent by this family in the Dodge, Jefferson or Walworth county areas.
I would enjoy corresponding with anyone who has any information on this family