I don't see too much action on this board, but if anyone stops by who can shed some light on German-born Ignatz Gunzelman who emigrated to either New York or New Jersey, I'd appreciate a connection.
My ggrandmother married an Ignatz Gunzelman after her first husband, Fritz Bullinger, died circa 1900. She had four daughters by the first marriage, but her only son, Charles Dorcy Gunzelman,was a result of the Gunzelman marriage.
I believe the family may have lived in New York up through the early 1900s, but that my grandmother, now Kunigunda Gunzelman, settled on a farm in Bergen County in New Jersey. (My uncle used to claim it was part of what is now New Milford). I have a photo of the farm from 1926 and have also found a Kunigunda Gunzelman listed in the 1920 census. She is listed there as a widow.
She was from Baden or Bavaria and it's possible Ignatz, a friend of her first husband's, was also from there. I also have their wedding picture, showing them standing in front of a stone tavern surrounded by a group of men. Ignatz has a white handlebar mustache and is wearing a straw hat.
I think he died in either 1911 or 1914.
Even though my family is not descended through him, tracing him to my ggrandma would help me fill in some blanks.
One more thing: Charles Dorcy Gunzelman inherited the farm, and the daughters got nothing. The son sold the farm and bought a sporting goods store, but it went bankrupt after he allegedly gave away half the inventory to friends, etc.