Re: Porsch Family in or near Austin Texas 1880's
Irene, Do you know any thing further back than 1885 on your Porsch family. My grandfather, Wilhelm (William)Porsch was born in 1862 in Tilsit which was in Prussia but I am not sure if it is now Germany or Poland.
His parents were Friedrich Wilhelm Porsch and Dorothea Steppat. Friedrich Wilhelm Porsch, was born Nov. 8, 1807 in Tilsit, Oest Prussia had been married previously and had a family nearly all grown to adulthood by the time he married Dorothea. I don't have the name of his first wife or of their children but one may be Karl.
Friedrich Wilhelms father was Andreas Porsch. He was Russian/German according to family stories.
I am thinking your Julius may have been a cousin of my Grandfather Wilhelm (William) who was born 1862. Possibly the son of one of William's half brothers.
Part of the reason is that William and his wife Verona (Otremba), my grandparents wrote to a Richter family during World War II and sent packages of food and medicines to them before and after the war. We did not know what the connection was to the Richter family but my father and his cousins remembered the names.
We have some letters but most were from Williams sister Bertha who lived in Berlin. She spoke of hearing from family members in Tilsit and Danzig. Usually only by first names.
Please e-mail me if you would like to hear more or if you think there may be a connection between your Porsch family and mine.Darline Duncan