I am from western NY-born in Dunkirk. My paternal grandparent was Frederick Ahrens from Leona,NY-just outside of Dunkirk. I can't find out much about their past. My father,Howard is deceased. I have written to a cousin(elderly) in Dunkirk who is going to send any info-is this anything you are looking for? I know my great-grandparents came from Hamburg,Germany.