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Hi Virginia, you wrote:

I am looking for information on my Great-grandfather BornJune22,1855 in
Hannover Kingdom. He came to the US in 1864 as a 9 yr. old boy.His name in
English was William Henry Feld. I have no knowledge of his parents name, or
if he had sieblings. We had the impression they were deceased.There must be
Birth and death records somewhere,and someone must have sponsored him here
in the US.From: "Virginia Hall" <>

Coincidentally, I've got the self same thing with my great grandfather born
about 1854 brought over to England when he was about 10-ish. The English
census records him as 'relative' of the Ehlers family he was living with,
but we're not so sure. You need to find his marriage certificate which will
give his father's name & occupation at least. He will have been taken to the
local German church and they will have recorded something about him and his
sponsors, who I think would have been German also. The church record should
show date of birth and place of origin, marriage/death of his sponsors and
you may find that he may be related by marriage.