Hoping to find information on my great grandmother Emma Caroline Prinz/Prince Hurley. She was born in Lima or Youngstown, Ohio October 03, 1861 and died April 09, 1947 in Coldwater Township, Branch County, Michigan. On August 27, 1880 (possibly August 1, 1880), she married Jacob William Hurley in Coldwater, Michigan.He was from Lima Ohio.
Emma's mother was Rachel Knecht born 25 Sep 1840 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania to Charles Knecht and Lydia Stair. Rachel died 07 Jul 1906 in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan.
Emma's father was, to the best of my knowledge, J.G. Prinz and he either died or disappeared between 1861 when Emma was born and May 1865 when Rachel married Joshua Leaf of Columbiana, Ohio.It's possible that J.G. died in the Civil War but I have nothing but his initials to go on.
I've tracked the Knecht family quite far back but the Prinz family is a dead end.Any help would be greatly appreciated.