Researching my grandmother's mother, Anna Wolter (nee Machert) who came to the US in the late 1800's as a young girl, possibly 1881 or 1883 and settled in Chicago IL. On the 1920 Chicago census records it shows the town of Keslein Germany as where Anna originated from. Anna's father was Ernst or Ernest Machert, mother Bertha (nee Seiloff possibly), older sister was Mary or Marie, brother Paul and youngest sister Emma. We may have found an entry for the mother and four children aboard the ship Vandalia in 1881 and I'm trying to both confirm and trace back to where they originated
If anyone has any information on either the family or whether Keslein could in fact be Köslin I would love to hear.
Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!