Bremen is just up the road from Hamburg. I am trying to find out some of my wife's ancestors also. Here is what I have so far:
Diedrich Heinrich Herman Roepke, born 28 May 1898 and died Aug 1967 in Bremen, Germany. His parents died when he was six and his grandparents passed away when he was 10. Diedrich was married to Martha Helene Kolling. Didrich's parents per birth certificate were Christian Ludwig Koelling and Anna Marie Dreyer - their dates are unknown at this time.I understand that they lived in the area of Bremen all of their lives. Christian's parents and other relatives moved to the United States around the early 1900's. I am interested in contacting any Roepke that may have been from Northern Germany area. I am going to Germany in August. What are the names that you have on your ancestors?