Looking for Felix Maurath Birth Place - 1874

Posted: Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:26
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I am trying to locate the birthplace of my great grandfather, Felix Maurath, his brother Nicholas and his son John. Felix’s father was Andreas Maurath (b. Josefstal abt. 1849 and moved to Mariental in 1856).

Handwritten family letters indicate Felix was born in the city of Karzon, State of Marian Dale, Russia and married Johanna in 1901 in Alsace, State of Marian Dale Russia. His brother, Nicholas was born 1904 in Balmor, Russia and Felix’s son John (my grandfather) was born 1902 in Russia (Alsace?). Felix and his family migrated to the U.S. in 1906.

I have found Josefstal and Mariental on the map of Ukraine, just south of Odessa and would like to travel there at some point. However, I cannot find the other geographic places despite multiple attempts. Can anyone help in this regard?

Thank you,