My grandmother was Dorothea (nee Baltzer) Bietz a daughter of Regina Ehmann. Dorothea was born in Plotzk, Bessarabia. I have Regina born June 30, 1835 in Bessarabia,SR, married about 1850, died on May 9,1916 in Hutchinson County, South Dakota. She was married to Martin Baltzer. They arrived on board the North German Lloyd SS Neckar in the Port ofNew York on November 8,1879. They arrived with six children and settled on a farm about 8 miles southeast of Tripp, SD.