My great-great grandfather Conrad Spiess married Anna Putz. Conrad may have had a sister named Katherine, I believe their father was Johann. Anna Putz was born in Radatz, Austria (now Radauti, Romania) in 1847.
Katherine married Jacob Helm, and they came to American about 1885. Katherine's death certificate states both she Johann were born in Austria, and she was christened in Katloui, Romania.
Conrad and Anna's children: Frederick, my great-grandfather possibly was born in Cahul, in 1868 (now Cahul Moldova). Frederick married Ecaterina Trollenberg, whose father was Apollon, they were from Galati. Conrad's other children were Lydia, born Romania 1878, William, born Rolaf, Romania 1880, Emil born Galati, Romania, 1884 and possibly a Chris.
Frederick and Ecaterina's children are: my grandfather, Wilhelm, born 1896 Tulcea Romania, Joseph, born 1899 Mangalia, Romania; Lydia, Conrad, Walter, Freeda and Erna, all born in North Dakota.
Frederick and Ecaterina came to America in 1901. Their last residence was Galati.
Anna came to America with Lydia (Neubauer) in 1910. The ship manifest states that Anna was a widow, so I can assume that Conrad died in Romania prior to 1910. Her last residence was Sulina, Romania.
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