AT LAST!...I have suggested this name several times
I have a Porsch family. They came to America about 1880. Wilhelm Fredrick Porsch. He was from northeastern Germany on the Lithuanian border. There was a large family there. When he had completed his education and his technical training to be a barber, he was scheduled to join the Army for two years, as I guess every young man had to serve some time in the Army. Wilhelm was a sickly child and he did not want to serve in the Army so he asked permission to go to England to visit relatives there before he was inducted. They let him go and he just didn't go back to Germany. He worked as a barber until he earned passage to America. Then arriving in New York he worked again till he had enough money to go to Texas to be a cowboy. He had an uncle down there. In Texas he met another German young man on the ranch where they worked. He and Anton Otremba decided to save enough money to go to California and pick up gold on the streets. Meanwhile Anton's sister Verona came over from Germany/Prussia/Poland as an indentured servant with a family. She found Anton and broke her contract, going with Anton and Wilhelm to San Francisco. She and Wilhelm were married somewhere along the way..they think in Colorado as soon as they found a Catholic Priest who would perform the ceremony. Verona was Catholic and Wilhelm was Lutheran but she would not marry unless the ceremony was Catholic. They continued to San Francisco and lived there a few years in a German community then Anton and Wilhelm got itchy feet again and set out for Seattle in Washington Territory because they heard there were still "wild Indians" living there and wanted to see them. They both settled in a small town south of Seattle and lived out their lives there raising large families. If anyone has a Porsch family from Germany I would love to correspond and compare family trees.