I have reached a dead end on the ancestors of my great great grandfather on my fathers side. Martin Klouda (b. July 23, 1853 in either Germany or Bohemia) emigrated from Breman, Germany to New York, New York, New York, U.S.A.. He immigrated to the United States on October 6, 1871 at the age of 18. He was on the ship, The New York. He was married to Anna Horesky in Linn county, Iowa on July 9 1878. One of his sons, my grandfather was named Frank J. Klouda. My father was George Klouda.
Relatives of mine have indicated that our ancestry originates near Klatovy, Bohemia. Ideally someone from the Klatovy area could help me.
I hope this information about Martin is sufficient to give me leads as which direction to search further. Also any suggestions about future posts would be helpful, as this is my first. Thank you for your help in my research.