I have some similar names and going to post my family here in case there is a connection. Gerd J. AHLRICHS b Nov. 7, 1837 in Germany, died Sept. 22, 1904 in Iowa.He married Katherine TETEN abt. 1860 in Germany. Gerd and family arrived in Baltimore 8/21/1884.Children all born in Oldenburg, Germany. Wilhelmine - b Aug. 1863 Anna Elise - b. 6/7/1866 Helena - b. abt. 1870 Jessie Grace Marie - b. 12/27/1875 (my grandmother).