I continue to look for anything I can find in the way of leads to knowing more about my Kratz family, who resided in Lorain County 1853 to 1870.
They resided in Black River Township during census years 1860 and 1870 (I have copies of those census records), after which they moved to Michigan.
Johann "John" Kratz (may be spelled Crats or other variation)
Mary (Caspary) Kratz
(all born in Germany)
(the four girls were born in Lorain Co, 1854-1866)
Is it possible to document or obtain birth records for Lorain County births for the period of 1854-1866?
John Kratz may have owned farm land during the time they were in Lorain County. Is SKS available to verify property ownership and who can obtain copies of deeds?
Believe this family entered the U.S. via New York about 1853, and have evidence that a petition was made for citizenship, but have been unsuccessful in obtaining documentation that citizenship was granted.
Any leads, information or suggestions are much appreciated.
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