- Hello! I'm Kathy Nitz Westburg and my ancestors came through Ellis
Island in 1892 from Prussia. The family name is Nitz (Nietz) and My
great Grandfather Charles (Carl) and his wife Matilda (Mathe) Helmer
arrive with their two children, Paul and Ida, on the Munchen on
August 16, 1892. They travelled quickly to Chicago, where less than a
month later, my Grandfather Otto was born. My goal is to trace them
to their hometown in Prussia: Risdorf.
I'll be glad to share what I know if it is of interest of any on this
I am searching my Isphording roots. Anyone know anything about
Isphordings from Attendorn? My 3rd great-grandfather Johan Anton
Isphording left for America around 1836. He changed his first name
to Anthony when he settled in Philadelphia, Penna, USA.
- I am a new member seeking information on the Heinrich Gieseler
family. I am certain that they are from Prussia. Heinrich Gieseler
(b. 1834) married Dora Rhodemann in Prussia and then immigrated to New
Orleans, LA between 1859 and 1863.