Helyn:My father, Rudolph Henry Beckman(n) was born & raised in Davenport,Iowa. His father, Bernhard Christian Theodore Beckmann was born in Meldorf, S-H, Germany and immigrated to the USA in late 1870's to Davenport, Iowa. My grandfather had a brother, Herman C.C.Beckmann, who pre-ceeded him to Davenport by a few years. There are other siblings but I have no idea where they went to. They are: Wilhelm Peter Christian Beckmann(b-December 29, 1859), Adolph Friederich Christian Beckmann (B-1864) and a Emma Catharina Beckmann (b-1855); all coming from Meldorf, Germany.