My father immigrated from Stubig in Bavaria shortly after WW I. He came through Boston and settled in Monroe, MI.He took the American form of his first name when he arrived and picked the middle name Frank because he was told he needed one. Why Frank? He never told me. His sponsor was the Schroeder family.He lived in Monroe the remainder of his life. His father was Pankratius Hemmer and his mother Maria Gebhardt, I believe. One of his sisters married an Edmund Beller of Stubig. My father married Eileen Steckmeyer of Monroe.