Looking for assistance
I am trying to locate relatives who are related to my great grandfather who is said to have come from Switzerland and the Bern area. Samuel Berkley (possible spellings may be BURKI, Burkli,Pergli) came to the USA we think about 1876. He was born, according to what we know on July 4, 1846. He was a farmer and did butchering for other farmers. He spoke German. He married Mary Jane King, from England, on July 4, 1877 in Michigan. He lived all of his life in Michigan and died January 28, 1912. We think the name spelling was changed when he entered the USA by an immigration official. He was supposed to have left Switzerland to avoid being in the military service.
If there are any relatives out there I would live to hear from them and hopefully connect to my roots in Switzerland.
Thanks for the help in advance.
Roberft J. Berkley