Dear Schirmer forum members:
I'm trying to figure out if two people from Germany were Schirmer relatives. Here's what I know about each of them:
1. Otto Schirmer- December 13, 1864- 1918; was born in Greifswald and became a famous ophthalmologist and even has a tear test named for him that is in use today- the 'Schirmer tear test'. He moved around Germany and eventually left Strassburg in 1909 and emigrated to New York.
2. Gustav Schirmer- died in 1893. Had two sons- Rudolph Edward and Gustave. Emigrated from Germany in 1837 and began a music publishing company still in existence today. Gustav's father and grandfather were music instrument makers but don't know their names.
Does anyone know or figure out if they were related?
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