I don't believe we are related. My great grandfather came here from Prussia in the 1870's and settled in Akron, Ohio. His name was Karl, B)Jan 17,1841,D)Dec 13,1928. His wife's name was Johanna A.Garske, B)Jun 24,1841, D)Sep 13,1913.
He had a number of children, Julius,Anna,Augusta,William F.,Henry, Mary & Otto
It is my belief that they all settled and remained in northeast Ohio. I believe all of them are burried here as well.
My knowledge by oral tradition is that they were born in Blumenverdun or Templesburg near Danzig.I am not aware if Karl had siblings. I am not aware of his parents names either.
If you can add to this story I would appreciate it. Thanks for your interest.