I'd like to connect with anyone working on the Brode family who settled in Fillmore Co. Minnesota about 1855.Samuel Brode b. 1801 Northampton Co., PA had children: Maria; Matilda; Susan; Jeremiah b. 1826, m. Lucy Perkins 1849, d. 1904 in Fillmore Co. MN; Sylvester b. 1828; Margaret b. 1832, m. Linford Franz, d. 1911 in Pomeroy, Calhoun Co., Iowa; Theodore b. 1834; Peter b. 1836 Cattaraugus Co. NY, m. Lucy B. Elliot 1863 in Fillmore Co.MN; Louisa Augusta b. 1839, m. William James Bursell 1858 in Houston, MN, d. 1924 in Los Angeles, CA Samuel, the father was married second to Christina Houck who was a widow and had Houck children living in MN. I haven't found the mother of his children yet. Again, I'd love to hear from anyone working on Brodes of PA, NY, or MN.