I am the Great-Granddaughter of Charles William Ballerstein (originally named Christian Wilhelm Karl). Charles was born in Allen Center, New York on June 24, 1886. He married Dorothea Wesche on December 12, 1910 in Allen Center, New York. Dorothea was born on February 20, 1887 in Allen Center, New York. Together Charles and Dorothea had nine children. Herman Carl, Louise Dorothea, Erwin Otto, Amanda Emma, Clara Edith, Ruth Ella, George Bernard, Helen Pauline and Carl William (my Grandfather). Charles died June 30, 1972 in Wellsville, New York and Dorothea died November 18, 1970. If Charles may be your uncle please let me know. I am very interested in finding out my family's background.