German SIG #Germany INTRO- Researching BEHRENS- from ? Germany to Ohio before 1900 #germany

barbara <bdreedsw@...>

My name is Barbara Harkins emailing >from New Mexico, USA, speak English (American).
I am just beginning the search for my BEHRENS family ancestry.

Elias August BEHRENS b 1825 - 1835. My ggg grandfather. He had 3 wives

1. Louise Cordes, children Matilda, Martha, Helene (my gg grandmother)

2. Josephine Gerson, children Sigmund, Benjamin, Gustauf

3. Earnestine Jakabson, child Caroline

All born Germany, I don't know where. Helene and Sigmund immigrated to Ohio,
USA around 1885 - 1900. Maybe others.

None of the family was heard >from after the war. Need advise on how to
research cemeteries. Thank you,

Barbara Harkins

Moderator note: Welcome to GerSIG. We sent you our "Welcome / INTRO" Email
message. It includes suggestions on how to start your German-Jewish
research. Two important places are the GerSIG message archives and the
JewishGen Family Finder database. Unless you are extremely lucky, you will
need to discover the German place(s) of origin of your BEHRENS ancestors in
order to make much headway.

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