Ernest Carl Grone is my Mother's father. Both of his parents were born in Germany. His father, Bernhard Grone immigrated at the age of 15 and joined (or was joined) by 5 brothers and sisters who also immigrated from Germany. His mother, Bertha Koester, immigrated with her family at the age of 7. They met and married in the town of Hooper, Nebraska.
Dorothy Marie Meyer is my Mother's Mother. Her father, William August Meyer, was born in Stadensen, Germany and immigrated to Nebraska with his family in 1881 at the age of 12 years. They settled in Washington County, Nebraska. Dorothea "Dora" Roeber, was born in Melzingen, Germany, and immigrated with her family at the age of 2, first settling at Cleveland, Ohio, and then when she was 6 years old, moving to Washington County, Nebraska. they were married in Dixon County in 1892.
In April, 2014, we took a trip to Germany to see the country where the Grone and Meyer families were from. Continue on to Chapter 1 of our journey.