David, it seems we may be distant cousins, through a couple different lines.Phillip Lampe (different spellings) and Christina Frey were my 3x great grandparents.We are also more than likely related through the Becker family as well.I have I have information on the Becker family, but cannot find anything on Phillip and Christina.
My great, great Grandmother was Catherine Lampe.She married Francis Leffelman in Lee County, Illinois.I didn't have any info on her siblings, but it appears she was the sister toElizabeth Walter.
I have seen the spelling of the Lampe family written many ways, but the way I am spelling it came from their headstones at St. Mary's Mission Cemetery in Maytown, Illinois.I actually just visited yesterday and took some photos.One thing that was pretty neat was that on their headstones, it has German writing on it."Ged" and "Gest" are the same as "Born" and "Died".
If you have any further info on this family and can share, it would be much appreciated.I do not know anything other than they had a daughter Catherine, and they died in Lee County, IL.Any other siblings?
Oh yes, I do see that Catherine was born in Buedersheim, Rheinhessen, Hessen Germany on January 17, 1842.Phillip was born in Germany on November 11, 1809, and Christina Frey was born February 17, 1809.
Hope to hear from you, and if info is needed on the Becker family, feel free to share what you know and I will go from there.