I don't know what happened to the MASCHKE posts; there were only a few before, but they sure don't seem to be here now.
My maternal line is MASCHKE from Germany:
Frieda Mae MASCHKE-CHASTAIN, b: 5/21/38, Hamilton, MT; d: 7/10/77, Cottage Grove, OR; m: abt 1961, Ceour d'Alene, ID to Kenneth Ray CHASTAIN, b: 2/25/37, McAlester, OK
William Gust MASCHKE, b: 2/28/1897, near Berlin, GER; d: 5/5/77, Missoula, MT; m: 8/7/21, Little Falls, MN to Dorcas "Dolly" Henrietta HOWERTON, b: 11/5/02, Hamilton, MT; d: 10/28/90, Hamilton, MT
Oscar MASCHKE, b: 3/26/1872, Deitlich, GER; d: 10/1924, Minneapolis, MN; m: abt 1895, GER to Anna Marie PACH, b: abt 1871, GER
William MASCHKE Sr., b: abt 1849, GER; d: Little Falls, MN; m: to Freda, b: abt 1849, GER; d: Little Falls, MN
I have a little more detailed info in my storage unit.If I ever get some time, I'll go dig it out again.
By the way, some years ago, I was in touch with someone using the user ID, LADUCKFAN, who mentioned his MASCHKEs came from Prussia by way of Hawaii, and one of his relatives is buried there; they apparently came over as part of the military and settled in the US later.Don't know if any of this helps, but hope so.