Re: Gerhard and Eliza Plagen Freukes
I know this may be a long shot, but--
Do you know if your Gerhard has any siblings? I have a William Freukes that came to the U.S. in the 1850's and wound up in Carver Co., Minnesota. He had a wife Catherine and four children.
The Freukes name is just so unusual and your Freukes family are the only ones I have come across.
Many thanks in advance.