My father, Alfred Ewald Richard Tollas was born 26 March 1904 in St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan to William & Hulda (Schultz) Tollas.
William was twenty when his parents, Albert and Albertina ‘Tina’ (Reischke) Tollas, emigrated in 1892 from Gross Tuchen, County Bütow, Pommern. They settled in St. Joseph where, three-years later, William married Hulda Schultz in March 1895.
Hulda and her parents, Martin & Henrietta (Loraff) Schultz, were also from Pommern; Reinfeld, County Rummelsberg where Hulda was born in 1885.
In 1885, the family emigrated on the SS Nurnberg from
Bremen, Germany to Baltimore, Maryland. They then traveled on to St. Joseph where other Loraff and Reischke relatives had settled in 1857.
More information about these ancestors see the Pommern Province, Prussian Ancestors post.