I would appreciate any help and ideas for additional facts or family connections.
In 1889, Franz Prokosch (b-10-10-1842) & wife Barbara Weisner Lilla Prokosch (b-1-15-1835, along with 12 yr old son, Joseph Peter Prokosch (b-9-22-1867) left the Bischofteinitz area and headed to the departure city of Bremen, Germany (ship manifests apparently burnt for that year, not verified). Arrived in New York City 9-13-1889 (National Archives microfilm of ship manifests skip that day, no ship name). They signed citizenship papers 10 days later (not verified yet).
They high-tailed it to New Ulm, MN and soon thereafter Bird Island, MN.
My family is all in the Renville County/Bird Island, MN area.
(My Great Grandfather) Joseph Peter Prokosch went on to marry a Sleepy Eye, MN girl – Margaretha Remiger (b-11-16-1867).
There are more details but this is what I have right now.