I just learned that my third great grandfather, August Behrendt, was born 16 Apr 1847 in Paschwentschen, Labiau, East Prussia. The only film at the FHL in Salt Lake for the parish of Popelken does not cover the year 1847. I also know that August served in 1870-1871 in the Grenadier Regiment Kronprinz 1. Ostpreußiches No. 1 in Königsberg. I believe he was an officer. According to his obituary, August grew up in Paschwentschen and learned to be a baker there. Sometime before 1875 he moved to Ruß, Heydekrug. He married in 1875 in Kinten to Wilhelmine Auguste Lina Frisch. I have a copy of this marriage record, but it does not mention parents names. In 1892 he immigrated to Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was wondering if there are any records for Paschwentschen or Popelken that I might learn the names of August's parents or siblings? Or are there any military records surviving from his military unit?
Any help would be so very wonderful!