Hi, I'm trying to trace the August Christiansen family in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
August CHRISTIANSEN b. abt 1856 Jalm, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany d. abt May 1909 Germany -parents unknown- married to Catharina RIES b. abt 1860 Hollingstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany d. abt July 1938 Germany -parents Claus RIES and Catharina Margaretha KETELSEN-
They had the following children: -Anni -August -Gretel -Hans -Klaus -Margarete Catherine Marie b. 05 Jan 1895 Hollingstedt d. 30 May 1977 Everly, Clay, Iowa married to Jesse Andrew RAMSEY -Katherine M. b. 02 Jan 1897 Hollingstedt d. 04 Oct 1955 Moneta, O'Brien, Iowa married to 1. Raymond HAYNES, 2. Walter MAHER/MAKER/MOHER 3. COLLINS
According to a letter from Jessie, Marie's daughter, to my grandmother Marjorie, Katherine's daughter, the Ramseys had been in contact with the Christiansen/Ries family in Germany as late as 1977.