I have been trying for a while to find my grandmother's family and I am at a dead end. Her name is Waltraud Hatchell (born Palluch). Her parents were Josef Palluch and Klara Palluch (born Scheerer). She had 2 brothers named Josef Palluch and Alvin Palluch. She last heard from Alvin in the 1980's. Her father, Josef Palluch, was on a tugboat/ship. She has told us before that they all lived on it and they transported goods, coal, and other items. They didn't always live on it though. Her brother Josef had a wife and they had a daughter named Traudel. She had an uncle named Erwin Walburga Palluch and he had a wife.
My grandmother married my grandfather Ralph Hatchell who was serving for the US military. She had 2 boys and 1 daughter and her daughter was the only one born in the US.
Can someone please help me find any information on them. I have dates, possible, of when her mom and dad passed away. Her dad's parents were Johann and Johanna Palluch.