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I'm just new to this list and live in Australia.
In the Ellis Island records, I have found a Martin PERSKE. He came from the
same village in Pommerania, Germany (now Poland) as "my" Perske family who
migrated to Australia in 1873.
The passengers manifest revealed that Martin was to join his brother HERMAN
PERSKE who lived in Goodrich, North Dakota.
I found Herman's name on Index of Cemeteries in Sheridan county and have
been advised that he is buried at Goodrich Cemetery but the person who
advised me of this is unable to advise the date of burial or any other
Does anyone on the list have access to these records? I would really
appreciate any information offered.
This came through another list I'm on, I'm forwarding it as it might be
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