Here's the scoop. I have an ancestor of my wife that I am looking for. I have the family tree up to him, then it stops.
Hans A. Nessen is believed to be Hans Nissen when he immigrated to the US in 1862. I think he immigrated in May of 1883 aboard the ship "Island" in May 18, 1883 and was then transferred to the feeder ship "Poland". It is believed his parents were Jurgen Nessen (Nissen)and his mother could be Marie Mattiasen.
Hans was born on Aug 1867 in Germany or Denmark according to census records. He eventually married Catherine Amelia Peterson. They married in Forest City, Iowa in 1894.
I have photos but I need information about the parents so I may continue the family tree. Thanks.