Re: looking for relatives
Hans, see my original message on this forum about Carl Penzel, born Nov 1864. Since I posted it I have found his ship record. He arrived in New York in 1881 with two males named Gottlieb Graf and his brother Herman. In following up on these Grafs, I found out that they were from Asch Bohemia. I think my Carl may also be from there as he was travelling with them.Penzel is not a common name in the US, but I don't know how uncommon it was in Bohemia. One problem in choosing a particular Penzel isthat in Austria and Germany at that time peoplehad multiple given names. The ones they were know by may not be the ones on the records. Hope you know more about Asch records than I do. Hope to hear from you.