Re: BASTIAN, Walter 1892 WI
Don't know if this is a connection or not, Lisa, but my great grandfather, Frederick Bastian, had a brother named Henry (also a brother August, and a third brother, name unknown). I am wondering if this Henry might have been your great great grandfather.
Frederick named his oldest son "Walter", but being born in 1874 he is too old to be your great grandfather.But I am wondering if Walter was a favorite family name back then, and perhaps Henry also named his son Walter.I don't have any real information on Henry, other than the fact that he was my great grandfather's brother, probably born in Germany.
These Frederick Bastian ancestors of mine settled and homesteaded in Spink County, (Frankfort and Redfield) South Dakota. I don't know where brother Henry settled.Anyway, it would be fun to compare info if any of this fits.
Best regards, Barry Bastian,[email protected]