Kollar is a common German name, the area (state) of Saxony is large, you
really must have the name of a town to start with. I suggest you sign on to
a German genealogy site for specific help. You should start with death
certificates and church records here in the US. All you need is the name of
a town and you should be able to go from there.
> I have a document written by my grandfather (Edward J. Kollar
> Jr.) that says his first immigrant ancestor was Andrew Kollar.
> The letter says he was from Saxony and traveled from Germany
> to the US by boat sometime between 1883-1885. He then went
> to Streator, IL (had family there) and worked in the coal mines. It
> also says that Albert J. Kollar and Irvin Kollar are his sons. I have
> not confirmed this information yet. Any suggestions on how to
> confirm this info? Hope this helps someone else also. Thanks!