My grandmother was married to Nicholas Jurgens (b. 1885). His father Claus (b.1844)and his wife Lizzie Sich(b.1854) came to Illinois around 1884 from Germany. I have no idea where in Germany, but their first 3 children were born there: Emma, Anna, and Mary. They had 4 more children born in Illinois: Augusta, Amelia, Nicholas, and George. They lived on the south side of Chicago.