I have learned from naturalization papers that my grandfather, Fritz Berndt, (probably Frederick Johann Berndt) who lived on R.F.D. #8, Liberty Township, Porter county, Indiana came over to this country in May 1891, from Jastrow, (county [Kreis] unknown) Germany.He came on the ship Grimm (?).He entered this country from Montreal, via Detroit, Michigan, over the Michigan Central Railway.
He was born on 15 Apr 1862 in Germany and married (c. 1888) Lena Tews.His first child, Otto Berndt, came over with him and his wife.He died on 9 July 1936 at his son August's home in Gary, Indiana.
I am trying to trace his family in Germany, but I am having all kinds of difficulty.Does anyone on this list recognize anything familiar about the person in this brief biography?
Does anyone have any suggestions of where I might find more information about his ancestors, or some line that I may follow to trace his line back in Germany?Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.