Clemens Erdman the first became a naturlized citizen of the USA in Chippewa County, Minnesota. For the Albert John and Rosalie Erdman/Erdmann family, according to a German departure certificate, this family lived in Selgenau Germany, now known as Zelgneiwo, Poznan, Poland. They left this village as of 09/13/1901. On 09/28/1901 they left for Ellis Island from Bremen, Germany. When they arrived at Ellis Island, they took the train to Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota to meet up with the Gustaf and Bertha Erdman Family. That was October, 1901. In October, 1902, the Albert John Erdmann family relocated to Hutchinson, McCleod County Minnesota.Members of this family included Albert, his wife, Rosalie, and their children, Martha, Marie, Agatha, Frank, Tress, and Clem. Clem was my maternal grandfather. They lived in Hutchinson until 1911, when they relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota.