I am researching my family history and have come to a point in my research that has me at a dead end. I am looking for George Alheim (or perhaps Ahlheim) who was, according to US census reports, born in Germany in 1848 and emigrated to New York in the early 1860's. However, I can only find a 4 year old George emigrating in 1852 with Balth*** Ahlheim and Cathar*** Ahlheim, both born in 1812 in Bavaria. George settled in Albany, New York and married Lucinda Cramer in 1870. I have heard the town my family is from is either Elmhausen or Groß-Bieberau, but the online heritage books on this site only list Billings, Lindenfels, and Ober-Beerbach as possible areas. Of course, I have not searched all of the books yet. I know of no siblings to George. He died in January of 1923 in Albany.
I would like to know if Balth*** (Balthasar?) and Cathar*** (Catharina?) Ahlheim were indeed the parents of my 2nd great grandfather. Interestingly, in the early 1990's I spent two years in Kaiserslautern Germany but never researched my family name. I would very much like to return soon.