Hi, my name is Portia Westesen and my great grandmother was Klara Hoermann, she married into the Miller family. Her parents were William and Mary Hoermann, and they were from Prussia Germany.
I don't know the date they arrived but I heard they came over and went through Canada, had a baby there and then lived in Cook Illinois. I do not know when they died or where they we're. They were in the 1880 census and then just kinda fell off the face of the earth. After that you see all the Children living in a house with no parents. The oldest children being the 'Head of household'. If anyone can give me any information it would be greatly appreciated!