I am looking for any and all information on WILLIAM STRACK, full German name: Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Strack), born Feb. 23, 1858 in Reiskirchen, Germany, died Feb. 29, 1928 in New York City, emigrated to the USA in 1877, was merchant in New York, married to Josephine (unknown surname), and had (at least) two children (according to family information):
1) William Strack
2) Benjamin Strack
A few years ago, I got additonal information from the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses, and there he lived with 5 children:
1) Florence (born in 1884, PA)
5) Helen (who apparently had died by 1910)
6) Edna (born in 1901, NY)
If anyone can give information about descendants or relatives of William, I'll gladly share his extensiveancestry (all the way back to Charlemagne on about 40 different proven lines!).
In my dataset, I have a LOUIS STRACK (full German name: Ludwig Theodor Heinrich Gustav Strack). He was born on March 26, 1815 in Biedenkopf, Hesse. When he was 17, he emigrated to the USA.
Initially, he lived in Baltimore, MD, where he allegedly worked as an instrument maker. Later he moved to Boston, where he then worked as a music teacher, composer and writer.
In 1850, he visited his old country. He returned to Boston, but fell sick and returned to Biedenkopf yet again in 1852, where he then died on July 19, 1853.
He was supposed to have beem married to a Mary Brown (no data known), apparently without any children.
Does anyone know more about Mary and her family?
Thanks for any and all info!