I am looking for a connection between my great-grandfather, David KRAUS and his father, whose name I think is George.
David was born 8 Aug 1893 in Archiday(Ochiday), Russia. His last place of residence before coming to the U.S> was in Saratov(Saratoff), Russia. His naturalization application says he came over on the SS Kaiser Wilhelm about July 1902, but I think I found him on a passenger list on the Campania in June 1902. He married a Katherine GRAF (GRAFF) in Rexburg, Idaho on 20 May 1913. I have found numerous Census records of him and his family (wife and kids) once getting to the U.S. but can't seem to find anything connecting him to his parents an/or siblings. The only information I have are names on a number of Family Tree sites (Ancestry, FamilySearch, etc.) I find George KRAUS and Katherine TOWE(RAU) listed as his parents, but no real source or evidence showing that relationship.
I would really like any substantial proof to the identity of David's parents. Any information beyond that would be a bonus.
My great grandmother was Anna KRAUS, who died in Germany in 1978 or 1979 Her first husband was HARTMANN and she had 2 childern by first marriage :Katrina and Frank, her 2 husband -(my gerat grandfather) was Franz SCHMIDT and they had 8 children: Teresa, Eugienia, Siegmunt,, Adolf,Johana,Josef, Kazimierz and Vincent ).Anna Kraus(Schmidt) had a brother Joseph KRAUS,He was married Apolonia and migrated to USA or UK.All this family before 1940 was stay German colonies in Pietnice and Dobromil in Galicia in Austria-Hungary,after 1918 this place was in Poland (now UKRAINE) I don't know where they come from.
I know very little about the Kraus and Schmidt Family, but am interested in finding other family members, or others who may have information about this family. Any help would be appreciated.