I am looking to confirm and extend research on Dorothea Schwalm, who was born around August 3, 1879 in the Bulkes-Batschka region and married Jakob Gaubatz, who was born around November 10, 1876 in the Mramorak-Banat region. It is documented that the family came to Iowa, USA just after the turn of the century.
I believe that Dorothea was of German (or Austrian/Hungarian) descent from those waves of German colony villages created back in the 1700's.
I found some information that may suggest that Dorothea was the daughter of Peter Schwalm (parents possibly Nikolaus Schwalm and Dorothea Thuro)and Margaretha Klein- this is what I need to further confirm.
(This information is for the lineage of my mother-in-law, Betty Martino, nee Lawler, of the Chicago area.)
Thanks for any leads. Joe :)
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