Thanks for the reply. Many of my German ancesters on both sides of my family were farmers after they came to America, I am not sure what thier occupations were while in Germany. I am looking on your website to see if I can find some of them. I have found some Struves in The Biographical Dictionary of Schleswig-Holstein and Lubeck, but what you have on your site appears to just be an index. Do you know of anywhere the text of the book would be available on the internet?