Dear Beverley, Freida and Ludwig Hammerich were my great grandfather and grandmother. My grandfather, Ludwig Hammerich (Jr.), is still alive and living in Peru, Illinois. If you have questions for him, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will ask him. My great grandparents, Freida and Ludwig, died in an automobile accident while all of their sons were serving in WWII. They were on their way home from a local pet store, where they had bought a new canary.