Johanne and/or Leopold Nagel- GERMANY to CA
I am looking for information about my great great grandmother, Johanne Marie Nagel.
She was born 10/20/1867 in Ritsch, Assel, Germany (near Bremen). Her parents were
Leopold Nagel and Anna Eylmann. Johanne got pregnant out of wedlockas a young girl,
and was sent to the US to carry her baby to term. After the girl (Gretchen) was born, (about 1890-95, I think)
Johanne was forced by her family to bring the baby to Germany and leave her there. Johanne then returned
to the US to marry a man she met there (John or Johann Frederick Verdenhalven).
They had two daughters, in 1904 and 1906, Anna and Emma (my great grandmother). I am trying to
find out anything about Johanne's family in Germany, and/ or about her daughter Gretchen.
Thank you and please email!