Deborah, Hello, my husband and I are currently researching our ancestors. We have family documentation all the way back to George Christian Brautigam who was born in Eisfeld, Germany, July 1, 1827. We know he immigrated to the US in 1852 and married Friedericke Jacobina Traut on May 12, in Ohio. George died in Clarington Ohio on October 23, 1895. We saw your post here and are wondering if from the information we have given, do you think we are talking about the same family?Any info you can give would be helpful. Also, we are wondering where you've gotten the info. I searched German ship records at the Carnegie Library in Pgh, PA, just today, and did not find George Christian in the 1952 volumes. Thank you, again, for any help you can give! Perhaps we are distant relatives!