If there are any decendents of William H.T. Dau still checking this forum, I am currently doing research on his parents, Herman A.C. Dau and Augusta Blaschke. I recently found the record of their immigration into the port of Baltimore in 1881. The information is a bit skewed, but I imagine there was some language barrier and bad handwriting involved. I have an electronic image of the actual written record as well. I was pretty excited to find it! If anyone out there is interested it hearing more, please let me know.
Also, I am looking for information about the cities in Germany/Prussia where Herman and Augusta were supposedly born, Publitz and Lebaphomern, respectively. My searches are coming up with nothing. If you have heard of either city, or anything sounding similar, please let me know.