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My maternal grandparents were from Germany. My grandmother came over in 1913, my grandfather about the same time. There were still family over there. (Wish I had paid more attention while I might have gotten more answers.) I know they were fairly well-off and ran a factory producing pots and pans in the Hamburg area. The last correspondence we still had was soon after my birth (1935-36) because there is mention of it. The dialect in the letters is one no longer used so transcribing any of it proved difficult. A cousin went over to track them after the war but didn't find a trace. The rest is conjecture. We think the factory could have been taken over for the war effort. Although never confirmed, we think there is a possibility that they might have had a Jewish connection which might account for no trace of them turning up if no living person left was close enough to inquire more thoroughly.