I was just browsing the web, typed in my last name and saw your site. I wonder if this family isn't directly related to mine. If so, the information you might be looking for is probably in Peotone Il. Almost all of my albers family is from there, and I know they date back to around 1820. My grandfathers name was Dr. Elmer Albert Albers, his wife was Elizabeth Beautine. I'm fairly sure elmer had 12 or 13 brothers, all from peotone. That's about all I can think of, I hope it helps your search in some way.