My ggg grandfather was John George Obrecht, born Hipsheim Alsace 1820.He married Magdalene (Oberlin, b. 1821) about 1840.
The Obrechts came to the US in 1855 and settled in Kankakee, Illinois.They had several children, including John George (he went by George) and Julia.George was born 1854, married Amelia (Berger) in 1875.
George had several children, Albert George (1875), Julia, George, and William.
Albert George married Clara Isabella Dean in about 1900, and the newlyweds moved to Havelock, Iowa.My grandmother Gladys Amelia Obrecht was born in 1902.
One interesting fact I should note is that this family name has been pronounced 'O-Brite' (per Gladys).
Who were John Obrecht's family in Alsace?Is he related to the family of Michael Obrecht b. 1802 and Mary?