My GGG grandfather was Joachim Bahls from Loitz Germany. His daughter(my GG grandmother Friedrecka was born in Germany as was her husband John A. Holmstrom. John and Friedreka came to the U.S. around 1882-3 I don't know if they were married here or in Germany, and settled in Cook County Illinois.. There is also a Louis Bahls buried in the family plot. (Maybe Friedreka's brother). Any connection?