Re: Research on Balgemann in USA/Germany
I want to congratulate you on your retirement.I did that the past couple of years and love it!In the 1880 census you will find my great grandfather, Heinrich Wille, working for Louis Balgeman as a farm laborer.At this time I do not think we are related - I think my great grandfather needed a job and Mr. Balgeman was kind enough to hire him.
There were Wille people who lived in DuPage County.When he seeparated from his second wife in Chicago, he must have
gone where he had relatives.Heinrich Wille wss from Gross Wanzer which is at the top of Sachsen-Anhalt by the Elbe River.I do not find any Balgeman's in that area.
I have a contact person in Carol Stream, IL who is a Wille relative and she did not come up with any Balgeman'sconnected to us.