Re: Joseph Behrens, Cincinnati, OH
Thanks for the help. I was able to find more information from my father, but I don't know how helpful it'll be...
My grandfather was Joseph Bernard Behrens. He was born in Cincinnati OH sometime around 1896. He died in Houston TX in 1985 or '86. His father was Bernard Behrens. He was the original immigrant to the US - Cincinnati OH area ~ 1830's to avoid conscription into the Kaiser's army. I really don't know anything else about my paternal family (either from Germany or in the US).
My grandmother was Elizabeth Behrens (Wergers was her maiden). She was born in Cincinnati (date unknown) and died in Cincinnati ~ 1977. Her father's name was Thomas Wergers (perhaps Von Wergers?). Her mother was Minnie Weisberger - we think the last name is correct. I believe my grandmother's parents were from Holland.
I hope that this helps. Tahnk you for your help.
Colorado Springs, CO