Trying to find where in Germany my ancestors came from. My father is Ben Richard Toensing born on 5 April 1895 in Atwater, Kandiyohi county, Minn. His father. William Gehard Toensing, was born in Feb.(date unk.)1869 in Germany. His father, Gehard H Toensing was born on 16 Sept.1833 in Germany. He aparently emigrated to Minn. with my then 1 year old grandfather around 1870.