My great-great grandfather, Wilhelm Ganschow was born 12/24/1834 in Germany, Mecklenburg, I believe. He came to the US and settled in La Porte, Indiana, where he died 11/17/1892. His children were: Mary, Bertha, William, John and Herman. An Americanized spelling of the name is Genschow so you might research that also. We are probably all related somehow but how I don't know!