Domken Family Germany (Prussia) Research
I am looking for information regarding my Great Grandfather Frederich(k) Domke(n). I know he was born in Prussia in 1834 and came to the US between 1870 and 1880. He shows up for the first time in the 1880 New York census as living in Brooklyn with 3 children. His son, Emil born in 1881 is my grandfather. I cannot find records of his entering the US. I know his wife Sophie Reis Domke(n) left Germany From Wuertemberg. Whether she and Fred were married before entering the US is unknown. Fred's naturalization record does not indicate any background information. Just his name, dob, present residence and date of naturalization. I cannot find any definite information regarding his life in Prussia. I have checked Prussian war records and while there are several Domkes listed, none with his frist name, some without first name, and a few with first names, but am unsure if they are related.
Fred and Sophie(a) had four children. Edwin, never married and died in Denver in 1906, Amalia probably died as in infant, Bertha married to Louis Keiser and had two children William and Eleanor, and Emil married to Helen Curran arouond 1906.
Fred died in July 1989 and Sophie in January 1920.