Ludwig Joseph Harris - KL34 3WX - Born April 1855 in Germany. Valeska Harris (Nee Bondi) - KL34 5WF
My great grandfather emigrated from Hamburg to America in1888 according to the US 1900 Census. It said he was German, but didn’t mention where he was born or where he had lived.
My great grandmother also emigrated from Hamburg to New York on the ship called ‘Columbia’ arriving on 1 May 1891. In the record that I found it stated that her residence was Teplitz, Böhmen. I carried out a search for her in Teplitz, Böhmen, to no avail.
I believe that my great grandparents met in New York and married in 1893. Again no records to support this.
They had 3 children in New York: Julie born 13 June 1894, Sidney born 10 or 12 September 1895 and Jessie born 3 November 1896.
Around 1901/1902 they emigrated to the UK. Valeska and the 3 children sailed over on the ship ‘Southwark’ arriving in Southampton on 24 September 1902. Again there are no records of when or how my great grandfather arrived.
I would like to find out more about both of their families in Germany. Can anyone advise where I can look next, please?