Elaine, I had a g-grandfather,George Gasner (1828-1892)who traveled over to US from Germany on SS Marathon on August 27, 1878 and settled in Cleveland, Ohio shortly thereafter. He was naturalized in Cleveland on July 22, 1880, and swore off any allegiance to William I in process. On the passenger records, he was listed as a professor of classical languages, and reputed to have met his wife to be Marie/Mary Bode. George and Mary had one daughter, Rose, my maternal grandmother. After George death, Marie married Fred Duberow and moved to Erie,PA. Staunch Catholics.I too would appreciate any information on George having barely scratched the Ohio surface and barely looked at the German origin.Thanks Rodger W.