My branch of the Gowitzke's arrived in NY City in July 1860. The sailed from Bremen Germany and eventually ended up in Castalia Ohio. The trip was made by a mother, her son in law and his family, and her four minor children. They were originally from Gross Duebsow, Pommerania, Prussia (where ever that is). I am decended from William, the oldest of the four minor children. If anyone knows anything about other Gowitzke's in America would you please share that information with me.