Re: Chicago Sehrs in 1870-80s
Hi while this is probably not the exact same family I'm sure they are related to the Sehr's that settled in Wisconsin. There were three brothers that came over. Peter came first. He married Anna Mertz also from Prussia. The Sehr's all seem to have come from the area around Trier. I have some family books from those areas. The name is sometimes spelled Seer in confusion. The other two brothers went to I believe Minnesota. All of the names used are the same, Matthew, Susan or Suzanna, Ambrose, John,etc. I would be very interested in what you find out and will be more than happy to exchange with you what I know if you are interested.