Alfred Alexander Bugs was born on October 7, 1874, in Berlin, Berlin, Germany, the son of Minna.
Erla Pauline Emma Jacobs was born on September 13, 1875, in Berlin, Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Pauline.
Alfred married Erla on December 17, 1898 and had five children, Frieda, Erna, Lucie, Alfred and Erich.
On 13 Dec 1924 Alfred and Erla left Bremerhaven, Germany for the United States on the Norddeutscher Lloyd "Columbus" with three of their children, Frieda, Lucie and Erich and on 22 Dec 1924 they arrived at Ellis Island, NY . Erna was married and didn't immigrate to the US until 14 Jan 1926. Their other child, Alfred, Erich's twin brother, had tuberculosis so was not permitted to accompany the family to the US.
Alfred died on November 13, 1930, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, at the age of 56, and was buried there.
Erla died on March 22, 1931, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, at the age of 55, and was buried there.