Hi, specially readers in the USA,
around 1884 my grgrfather, Johann Wilhelm Przybille, protestant, born Smortawe,
parish Scheidelwitz, Schlesien (Silesia) in 1846, left for the USA leaving his
family in Bremen where he had married seven years earlier Elsabee Meyer from
Emden with whom he had three sons behind. There is not trace of him in New York
(Ellis Island, DAUSA nor the NY census have any information on him).
According to family tradtions he returned to Bremen some years later in order to
take his family to the New World, but who refused.
His wife in Bremen was stated as "widow" in 1930.
Has anybody come accross this rare name (pronunciation: Pshebille), possibly in
New England or the southern states???
Any information will be appreciated.