I've been looking for Brazilian Fromholz descendants.My great-grandfather Ferdinand had a sister and brother who went to Brazil.I'm not clear on whether they'd come to the US first, but I believe they headed to Brazil for a gold rush or something.
Here's the info from an elderly cousin:
"Ferd Sr's brother was 12 years older.This brother and sister left Germany for Brazil and Ferd corresponded for a while.The sister's married name was Kohl.I don't know if she married in Brazil but it seems likely."
The date of their journey to Brazil would have been 1870s, probably no earlier than 1874 or 1875, as the oldest of Ferd and Johanna's children was born in Germany.
I've made some attempts at correspondence before without success.I hope to hear from you!
Here's a link to a Brazilian Kohl descendant webpage: