I am seeking information on ANYONE with the HARZKE name!My grandmother was FLORAMAE HARZKE COLE, wife of CHARLES V. COLE of Star, Holt Co., NE.She was the daughter of HERMAN and FINETTA VAN HORN HARZKE of Schuyler, Colfax Co., NE.Herman was the son of LOUIS (LUDWIG), SR. and ANNA LAMBERT HARZKE.Both from Germany.
Louis and Anna came to America when my G-grandfather was about five years old.He had many brothers and sisters that have been lost over the years.
HERMAN (GUSTAV) GEORGE PAUL (Died Schuyler, NE) Both born in Berlin, Germany and came over with their parents. LOUIS, JR. (Died in WI) LEONARD (Died in CA) EMMA ANNIE (ANNA ?) LIZZIE (ELIZABETH) MARY HAZEL Four more that died.
The rest of the children were born and raised in Schuyler, Colfax Co., NE.We have found information that Louis, Sr. may have been an officer in the German/Prussian Army and defected to the US with his family.We know that he worked rolling cigars while living in Schuyler.
If there is ANYONE out there who has any of these names in their history, PLEASE contact me!The HARZKE name is VERY unusual!If you have it in your history, we are most likely related.Many thanks!