Thank you for your reply. I have a few pieces of new information since my last posting in 2003.
Date of birth for August Emil GRADE was 25 November, 1861 at Selgenau (Zelgniewo), Prussia, now in Poland. His month of death was February, 1885 at Hillsboro, KS.
We still haven't been able to find out the exact date or place of birth of his father, Albert GRADE. However, we can now go back another generation on the GLANDER side. We knew in 2003 that Louise Wilhelmine (GLANDER) GRADE's parents were Christian Ludwig GLANDER (c1780 - 28 Sept 1849), a farmer in Zelgniewo, and his second wife Anna Christina WOJAHN (25 Dec 1816 - 14 Jan 1892) and that they were married in Brostowo on 3 June 1832. She was just fifteen at the time of their marriage, and after Ludwig's death she was married a second time to Gottlieb KRUMMREI, a man closer to her own age. Together they had another 5 (known) children.
We now know:
Anna Christina WOJAHN's parents were Johann Friedrich WOJAHN (c1790 - 1 May 1868), a farmer at Zelgniewo, and Eva Rosina WELLNITZ (c1792 - 9 March 1848), married on 21 Nov 1813 at Zelgniewo. Her siblings were Johann (b. 1814), Johann Michael (b. 1819), Anne Louise (b. 1822), Carl Bernhard (b. 1825), Christoph (b. 1826) and Gottlieb Peter (b. 1835).
Also, Christian Ludwig GLANDER's parents were Johann Friedrich GLANDER (c1745 - 2 March 1826), a labourer and shepherd at Zelgniewo, and Elisabeth BAARTZ (c1753 - 14 Jan 1809).
I have shared information with a descendant of August Emil GRADE in Kansas. If you contact me privately by e-mail, perhaps I could put you in touch. [rradke "at" telus "dot" net]. Perhaps I could also add a few details. I find that the genealogy.com website does not permit me to post from my own computer, and the work-around that was required to post this is not something that I care to do on a regular basis.
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