Relationship of three LUDWIG families
by Linda Ludwig Irish
(South Bend, IN USA)
Three LUDWIG families moved to northern Indiana living near each other in the 1860s. One is mine, Louis LUDWIG, born 1833 in Dachwig and immigrated 1856 to Mishawaka, Indiana.
Second is Joseph LUDWIG born 1835 in Alsace and immigrated around 1860 to Elkhart, Indiana. Third is Augustus LUDWIG born 1832 in Alsace and immigrated around 1860 also to Elkhart, Indiana.
I met a man about 20 years ago who could be a twin to my brother. His family is the Joseph LUDWIG so I feel there must be a connection with Joseph and Louis, I just don't know where.
How can I find the Alsace cities Joseph and Augustus came from? And how do I match two families that essentially came from two very different regions?
Linda Ludwig Irish