Chuck, Is your Gerhard H. Albers from Cleveland, and was he in the CW? Was he married to Maria? The Gerhard Albers I am researching did not live anywhere but Cleveland, was married to Maria E. Beute on May 21, 1868 in Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church, Cleveland. Children are: Theodore, Lydia, Mamie, Henry, possibly one more daughter. They are buried in Monroe Cemetery in Cleveland. I have some more info on him, mostly copies of his military records. Let me know if it seems like the same one.