Thank you for your reply. I will have to see if I can find out
where Maria was from as I have no idea at this point. Would
she have gone back to her parents' house to have her children?
Her son, my great-grandfather always said he was born in Berlin.
But the records seem to show he was born in Thymau.
He also said they were from a place called Friederichsburg.
Now there was a place called Colonie Friedrichsberg that at
that time was just outside of Berlin (to the east) in the area that
I think is now Friedrichshain. Of course, he came to the US
when he was only 6 years old so he may not have remembered
a lot of his life in Prussia/Germany.
And thank you, I had not thought about them taking a train to
Antwerp.Silly of me, it seems rather obvious now. So I will
look into that further also.