My great-great grandfather, Ignatz Frohmberg, emigrated from Germany between 1890 and 1892.
They settled in Cleveland, Ohio where their youngest son, Paul, was born (pictured above with his parents sometime around WW1, I think).
Ignatz was a trained stone mason and was able to land a good job. I was told that the chief reason he and Lena left Germany was to escape Bismark’s wars. The irony? Ignatz lived to see his son and grandsons serve in both world wars.
Two more generations of Frohmbergs were born in Cleveland, but only Lena and Ignatz are buried there.
In-laws stayed in the area through the 1960s at least, but the Frohmbergs all eventually moved to Southern California.
More on Lena and Ignatz later.