I am working on Johann Kelm's lineage from Posen,Prussia (now Germany) from 1832. Wife: nee-Anna Caroline Schatz b.1835 daughter of Christian Schatz.They arrived in America 24 Dec 1860.
Anna Caroline Schatz had a brother, Ludwig Schatz who married in Texas (m-1)Ottillie Spitzer and (m-2) Juliana Grochoski.
Johann Kelm had brothers Adolph and Edward Kelm and a sister Pauline Kelm (m) __ Rendor.
Johann Kelm and wife: nee- Anna Caroline Schatz:
had 9 children...two have not been located to date:
1.Gustav P.Kelm,b.1860 Germany (m)Emma Amalie Petry
2.John Otto Kelm b.1862 TX,(m)Minnie Louise Boedeker
? _________________b.____(? possibly)
3.Christian Kelm 1869 TX,(m) No marriage...died in Germany with measles, when he returned to find family records.
4.Ernest Heinrich (Henry) Kelm 1872 TX,(m) Bertha Wehmeyer of Hermann Wehmeyer and wife nee-Agnes Louise Reddehase
5.Meta Fridericka Kelm 1874 TX
6.Adolph George Kelm 1876 TX,(m)Mary Rosentritt
?. _____________b._____(? possibly)
7.Albert R. Kelm 1882 TX (m)Emma L. Neidrich
Some Surnames of the wives and spouses of these descendants are:
Frey, Bonner, Imhof, Aigner, Oldenbush, Ohlenbusch, Kalfuse, Seivers, Schuumacher, Merten, Lehde, Dillon, Delion, Stolz, Winkelmann, Brauner, Kettler, Eikenhorst, LaBounty, Boutet, Martin, Urbanovsky, Dreyer, Schultz, Herzog, Lehmann, Gregor, Krause, Pettijean, Ely, Lange, Roitsch, Frenzel, Rodgers, Witte, McCellen,Jaster, Koronezok, Rahm, Calzada, Richter, Stark, Rau, Hahn, Schuerman, Tuenge, Gaskamp, Aimsworth, Windenbend, Hohlt, Klingsporn, Lorenz, Stolz, Fritsch, Glen, Chester, Butler, Hernandez, Sommerlatte, Meier, Kaulfus, Maass, Atlhaus, Roitsch, Rahm, Jurecka, Schuemann, Tuengue, Schlabach, Reichinein, Mills, Frissett, Wittenben, Wiegelt, Crane, Durridge, Rawlins, Waples, Suzanne, Boeker, Lee, Stapp, Ballard, Splettstoser, Laija, May, Mason, Dannhaus, Hueske, Thiel, Stolz, Sklar, and others.
I have yet to locate the other brothers and sisters of Johann Kelm in Posen, Prussia/Germany...and those siblings of his wife, Anna Caroline (nee-Schatz).
I wonder if you have any of these persons in your files?
Retta ...please reply...thanks!