I am looking for information on my ancestors who left Germany in 1880 to live in Illinois, USA. They left from Hamburg, the ship manifest lists Carl Charles Podzuweit (b. 4 Aug 1830) Caroline (Schneider) Podzuweit (b. 25 Oct 1832 in Shoenau) and their children
Friedrich Wilhelm Podzuweit (b. 21 Mar 1858 in Lammersdorf) Henrietta Dorthea Podzuweit (b. 7 Feb 1872 in Essen) and Edmond Podzuweit (last residence Uckendorf) another son Carl Charles Podzuweit Jr. (b. 1860) was not on the same manifest but also left in 1880.
In America their surname was Podschweit so I am not sure what it actually was in Germany. I would like to find out the parents of Carl Charles Podzuweit their dates and where they lived.
If anyone can provide any usefull information, it would be appreciated. I will be visiting Germany in October 2011.