I'm trying to figure out if two people from Germany were Schirmer relatives.Here's what I know about each of them:
1. Otto Schirmer- December 13, 1864- 1918; was born in Greifswald and became a famous ophthalmologist and even has a tear test named for him that is in use today- the 'Schirmer tear test'.He moved around Germany and eventually left Strassburg in 1909 and emigrated to New York.
2. Gustav Schirmer- died in 1893. Had two sons- Rudolph Edward and Gustave.Emigrated from Germany in 1837 and began a music publishing company still in existence today.Gustav's father and grandfather were music instrument makers but don't know their names.
Does anyone know or figure out if they were related? Thanks, Ken Rhode Island