I was been researching my Husbands family and have ran, head first, into a brick wall. I can not seem to get past John Adams, b. 1844 in Germany, but immigrated to New York. His wife was Sophia (maiden name unknown) and one of their children, Elmer Lee Adams is my Husbands Great great grandfather. What I am interested in is John and his parents. I know a bit about world history, so finding German records are tricky to find, and they possibly might not even be German due to the 1871 unification of Germany. Can anyone help my solve this nagging puzzle?