Margarete Bentz was my great great grandmother. Bentz was her surname from her second marriage. Her maiden name was Kroll. My great grandfather was a son from her first marriage (Seelinger) and he lived around Rastadt which is now Poriccja in the Ukraine. When he came to Canada, he sailed from Antwerp to New York. I don't know which way Granny Bentz came but the ship which brought her to Canada came from Liverpool. Others from German-speaking Russia sailed from Libau (Liepaja) so, possibly, she came that way, or even via Odessa.