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I'm in South Africa and trying to find information about my great grandfather who was born in Germany in about 1821. I have an extensive family tree beginning with my g-grandfather. Stated as Karl Hermann Oehley DOB about 1821. Yet I cannot find ANY information relating to him on family search or ancestry.

He is stated as being married to Emilie Caroline Bauer and I have found her on ancestry as well as her parents.(she was born in about 1825 - Sankt Jakobi,Prenzlau,Brandenburg,Prussia)

Karl Hermann is stated as being born in Havelberg, Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

They came to South Africa - don't know when - with four of their children who were born in Germany:

Emma Amelia Eleonolia (1845)
Karl (Charles) Hermann (1847)
Adoph Gustav (1850)
Oscar Otto (1852)
He settled in Somerset East, South Africa at some stage, where he died in 1880 - no death records here.

I'm hoping that someone can assist and that we can communicate in English, as I do not speak or read German!

I've just signed up with Archion, in the hopes that someone can help me.

I'd really appreciate your assistance.

Many thanks
Rosemary (Oehley) Mason

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you can sign up in <community.familysearch.org> ,go to "Germany" and put in your request. This is a free site and there are people trying to help. Good luck

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Hi Rose,

I just checked Familysearch and there's one Emilie Caroline Bauer listed for St. Jacobi, Prenzlau, in 1825. She was born in September 1825, but married a Carl August Fritze. Are you sure the Ancestry data is correct?


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