long shot - family bible with Kurtz ancestry?

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Last year, a family bible heirloom that was kept in a storage unit in SE Michigan was seized due to failure to pay the rent. This may be a long shot, but I thought I'd put it out there into the Wiki-world: has anyone come across a family bible that would have had marriages and dates in it for William and Sophia Kurz, who emigrated to Wisconsin from Wurttemberg, Germany in the 1850s? William was born in 1829, and we have very limited information on his wife Sophia. They had 6 children, born in the 1860s and 70s - William Ferdinand, Harry, Charles, Emma, and Sarah &Emelia who both died as infants.

If anyone has any guidance on how to do a search like this, please feel free to chime in!
WikiTree profile: Harry Kurtz
in The Tree House by AK Kurtz G2G1 (1.3k points)

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I found this on ancestry:

Name: Wilhelm Friedrich Kurz
Geschlecht: Male (Männlich)
Taufalter: 0
Geburtsdatum: 29. Jan 1829
Taufdatum: 1. Feb 1829
Taufort: Evangelisch, Durrenzimmern, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg
Wohnort: Dürrenzimmern, Württemberg, Germany
Vater: Johannes Kurz
Mutter: Friederika Hartmann
FHL-Filmnummer: 1184787
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
selected by Magda Petersen
I found also the original record. Shall I upload it to Wilhelm Friedrich Kurz.
Thanks, Dieter! Please do upload to Wilhelm Friedrich Kurz - that is wonderful.
Source added,

the information on this source you can see above.
+6 votes
I would start with Familysearch, which would probably unravel more than the bible. * familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ9S-YDL
by Hans Hofmann G2G6 Mach 2 (29.2k points)
Thanks for the recommendation! I have been able to find the info on William(Wilhelm) and Sophia, but nothing on their marriage, Sophia's parents or birthplace.

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