I am looking for anyone who has knowledge of Abrend, Alber, or Albert Bockman who was born about 1828 in Hannover Germany and was in California by 1860 and on Decatur Island in Whatcom (later called San Juan County) by 1870 where he was a farmer or wool grower with a herd of sheep.By 1889 he died. People here bid on and purchased his property at his death. I am writing an island history. He was buried here and there are no records other than those obtained from Census and estate records. He was literate and he was single. I do not know his immigration date but believe he was in Ca in 1860 at jamestown, Tuolumne County in 1860.