Martha Elizabeth Schaak
My grgrgrandmother is Martha Elizabeth Schaak b. 20 Nov. 1833 in Bremerhaven, Germany.She came to America at abt. age 18 by herself looking for her brother who had come over for the goldrush. She met my grgrgrandfather on the way and they married and settled in Fayette, MS.His name is Jacob Hostrasser(Hochstrasser/Hochstrader) He was b. 19 Oct. 1819 Argon, Switzerland.They had 6 children:Frances, Mary Louise, Caroline, Charles Jacob, Sarah, & Benjamin Franklin.Do any of you have Schaaks from Bremerhaven or the Black Forest area?I hope to find a trail to Germany.We don't think she found herbrother. Maybe he has decendants.Thank you.