Guten Tag, Manfred Diers
(that is about the limit of my German!)
It will be interesting to know how we are connected... You said that we have
the same great-grandfather 5th generation Friedrich Diers. My line goes
Friedrich Diers (1746)
Jurgen Diers (1782)
Johann Diers (1812)
Johann Diers (1851)
Friedrich Wilhelm (Fritz) Diers (1901)
Gerhard Gunther Diers (1934) - my father
Carl Frederick Diers (1963) me!
The only information I have is a printed family tree.