I’m trying to trace my family. At this point, I have found out my great grandfather was the 1st to enter the country. His name was William Koch. I’m not sure if that is the Americanized version. He was born in March 1830 in Westphalia Prussia. He entered the U.S. in 1854. He lived in Algoma, WI and died February 1,1910. I cannot find his passenger record or anything before coming here.
Can you five me advice on how to proceed?
I have no family to ask as they have all died or were estranged before I was born.