I am aware, that after the World War I, many german families emigrated to the USA, also from the very poor "Ostfriesland"
(Weser-Ems) region, most of them for pure ecenomic reasons.
In northwest Germany in the 1920s and the 1930s, the "Stahlhelmbund" had a very strong number of members,
as well as in later years the very early NSDAP local groups.
I told you about several photos, my greatgrandfather took at several of the "Stahlhelm" rallies in these years,
but I am not sure, if he was a member of the Stahlhelm organisation himself?
At least, I do not have a photo of "HC" in their uniform, perhaps as a WWI veteran, he was someting like a supporter, no idea yet?
Still a very complexe topic to me, I know, the greatgrandfather was "deutschnational" minded, and that the man had some problems
with the so called "Nazis", especially after the year 1933, when the NSDAP took over power here in Germany...
To make a long story short, Stahlhelmbund / New York, absolutely new to me, stunning.
Will contact some local history buffs in the north about all this, thank you again.