Franz, I have just come across your message, so I hope you are still following this message board.
I am looking to see if my Albers line plugs into the history you recounted in the message above.
My great-great-great grandfather was Bernard Heinrich Albers (b. 10 Nov 1800 Lengerich, Germany; d. 20 Dec 1872, Germantown, Illinois).He was married twice: the information I have is that he was married to Maria Anna Mauentoebben (m. 4 Sep 1832) there in Lengerich, but I don't have any information on her except for their children:Anna Maria, Johan Bernard, Herman John, Clement August, and John Henry.He then married Anna Margaret Menser (m. 3 Jul 1847, Germantown) and they had the following children:Mary Jane "Jennie", Joseph Bernard, John Henry, Franz Herman, Anna Christine, Theodore, and Anna Catherine.
Bernard Heinrich's parents, as I have them listed, were Johan Albert Albers and Anna Maria Mauen (Mauve).
I noted that Lengerich is about 20-25 kilometers from Pye.