Has your Kampf research run across a Ferdinand Camp/Kampf, b. 1831 in Bremen, Germany?My ggg grandfather Americanized his German name to Camp.Although I am not sure what his German surname was -- Kampf is a possibility -- I can place him in Toledo, OH, as early as 1855. He emigrated to the US as a child in 1938-39.I think his mother emigrated as well, though I am not sure about a father or siblings.
Ferdinand worked for the railroad.By 1865 or so he had moved to Akron, Ohio where he remained for the remainder of his life.
Please let me know if any of this sounds familiar or if you have any advice for me -- this "brick wall" has me stumped.