I am looking for relatives of Catherine Meta Eggers Surkamer. Born in near Bremen, Germany 30 August 1848 died 27 June 1935. Married Frederick Surkamer from Grasdorf Germany about 1870. They were engaged when Frederick came to the USA in 1868. Raised their family in Glen Ellyn.Her parents came over from Germany (Herman born about 1827 who married GathiaBehrens also born about 1827). All children born in Germany.Children included Catherine Meta (I only have her birth/death year. Siblings include: Henry born 1852 also came to the USA and married Rike Peter of Germany (children: Albert, George, Henry, Helen, Nettie, Stella, and Florence), Henry (died Germany?), Hannah (married John Wallers of Germany), John (died in Germany) , Martha (died Germany probably very young), Diedrich (died in Germany), Herman, Frederick (died Wheaton IL). I don't know if the other siblings stayed in Germany or not.
I found a Heinrich Eggers in Nienburg, Germany (south of Bremen area). We have a photo but don't know who is in it from the 1800's taken by a photographer at 36 Neue Strasse by the name of M. Altmann.This Heinrich Eggers lives in an apartment at this same address but I haven't contacted him yet. The original building was torn down and a newer brick building is in it's place.
I did find some information about one of Catherine's brother's in a county history book