I am researching my husband's family lines and am trying to locate immigration information, as well as birth, christening, and marriage information. The Mauers are my husband's maternal family line. According to his mother, the family came over around 1880 from Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany and settled in Franklin County, Kentucky. However, I have been unable to locate records for that area that match my criteria. The ancestors who sailed over were:
August Mauer, born around 1857
Sophia (maiden name unknown), wife, born around 1856
Erich Charles, son, born 28 October 1879
Their other children were born after the family settled in Kentucky. According to the 1900 census, August and Sophia had a total of 8 children, with 5 living into adulthood, and 3 deceased. I do not know the names of the deceased children. In addition to Erich, the other 4 living children were: Francis, Otto, Rosie, and Peter.
Sophia Mauer died 12 December 1920 and August died 27 October 1921 in Franklin Co., Kentucky. As far as I know, they (along with other Mauers) were interred in Frankfort Cemetery. I have called the cemetery, but was only able to leave a message and still await a response. I am hoping that I can at least confirm the birth dates for August and Sophia through the cemetery, and perhaps the names and dates of their deceased children.
If anyone can suggest lesser-known sites to check for German records, it would be much appreciated. I have tried the LDS website, but I've had no luck, although, I do have one close possibility, but it's from a different part of Germany.
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