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This is a brand-new riddle, perhaps you can help?
Mary ALTHOFF was adopted by my Great - Grandmother's sister Mary/Marie SUTTER.The elder Mary had no husband, and raised the younger Mary by herself."She went to New York to get her."
Marie SUTTER was born in 1846 in Kogenheim, Alsace-Lorraine.We don't know where the younger Mary ALTHOFF was born or her birthdate.But she was of the same generation as my mother, who was born in 1916.This SUTTER-ALTHOFF pairing lived in Old North Dayton - where many German immigrants had settled.