Well, everyone seems pretty connected on this site, so if anyone can help me I would appreciate it very much.
I am trying to extend my family history along the Giefer line, which I am connected to through the Eck family.
My gg-grandparents were John Eck (b. 20 Feb 1862, New Trier, Dakota Co., Minn.; d. 2 Feb 1928, Andale, Reno Co., Kan.) and Josephine Giefer (b. 6 Apr 1866; d. 6 May 1929, Andale, Reno Co., Kan.).
Josephine's parents were Joseph Giefer and Anna Marie Hommertzheim (b. 31 Mar 1841; d. 19 Apr 1921).According to my information, Joseph Giefer died in Minn. shortly after their arrival in the US, but that is about all the information I have.
If you can help me out, my e-mail address is:firstname.lastname@example.org
Br. James Albers, OSB
P.S.Peggy Knoblauch Ballard, you probably know my dad's family as they are also from St. Rose Parish in Mount Vernon.Virginia Albers is my grandmother.Just a little side information, I am also originally from St. Joe-Ost.