I, too, have belonged to this list for a number of years and have never had a
response to my search for ancestors.
I am looking for David Christoph Gustav Schmidt who was a tanner in
Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He married Josephine Johanna Henrietta Latour, daughter of a
Lutheran Minister in, I believe, the Parish of Altstadt. Gustav and Josephine
eloped and were married in New York City in 1851. They lived for a while in New
Jersey before moving to the western side of Philadelphia. Gustav/Gustavus
died following service in the Civil War. Their daughter, Clara Josephine, was
Desperate to cross the pond!