My father was born in Belchlingen Germany Dec 25,1902. He immigrated to America leaving Hamburg Nov. 8, 1923. He was preceded to the US by his older brother Otto. His father's given name was Albert and his mother's maiden name was Anna Knabe. He and his brother lived in the New York, New Jersey area all their lives. As I understood my father, he was one of 11 children and we knew that at least one sister had survived WWII and had been contacted behind the then "iron curtain" during the early 70s.