Franz Berles emigrated in 1844 from Dorlar, Westphalia, Prussia, to Detroit, Michigan, via the bark Sophie from Bremen to Baltimore. Theresa Knoche Berles, mother of Franz, emigrated in 1874 via steamship Neckar from Bremen to Castle Garden, with son Anthony, his wife, Wilhelmina, their children Theresa, Elizabeth, and Joseph
Kreis Hochsauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia
Bark Sophie which took Franz Berles from Bremen to Baltimore in 1844.
Steamship Neckar which took Theresa Knoche Berles from Bremen to Castle Garden in 1874 with son Anthony, his wife, Wilhelmina, their children Theresa, Elizabeth, and Joseph.