Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Bessemer was officially incorporated on 9 September 1887. It was named after Henry Bessemer, an Englishman whose steel-making process was the standard for almost 100 years (from 1856-1950).
Today, Bessemer is a southwestern suburb of Birmingham.
Alois Braun from Herzog and his family moved to Alabama before 1905 and the families of several of his children still live in the area.
The following Volga German families settled in and around Bessemer:
Braun / Brown from Herzog