My Herman was born August 14, 1864 in Zernin, Kreis Kolburg, Pomern, Germany. He married Augusta Behling in the U.S.A. in Wisconsin. They had 8 children, Gertrude, Esther, Ella, Arthur, Alma, Edwin, Walter and Laura. His father was Wilhelm (Albert) Schwerdtfeger. He married Wilhelmine ?. They had 8 children also, Karl, Herman, Anna, Ulrike, Robert, Emilie, Albert and Laura. Not much help. Do you have any information for me? At this time I don't see any familiar names but maybe somewhere out there, there is a connection.