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Unfortunatley I don't know too much about Charles or Rachel. Here's what I do have: 1920 Census for the family living on Page Ave. in St. Louis. With Rachel's 2 children Ellata & James Brown. Charles J.'s obituary in the Post Dispatch from January 9, 1927. In that it lists his children as: Mrs. Clarence Iverson, Ellata Brown, James Brown, and Lavadi Harms. Charles was buried on 11June1927 in New Pickers Cemetery (now called Gatewood Gardens) in south St. Louis.
As for as Tony & Maria, I've searched extensively for their voyage but have come up empty. Every census has a different date for their arrival in the US, anywhere between 1879 and 1886.
Tony, August(Charles' dad), & Herman (August's) borther all show up in the St. Louis City directories in 1886 living at 3616 Clark Ave. So we know for sure they were here by then. In addition, my side of the Harms' was Wilhelm, another brother of August. He arrived in a small town just outside of St. Louis by 1884, but I don't know if they were traveling together?