Thank you for your reply. I am sorry that I did not get back to you sooner. I have been able to connect Jacob and James through my research. I stumbled across your home page one day and found a connection to Clara (Cosman) and Fred. I have added the info to my family tree and was delighted to find out that in your response to my posting that you were also connected to them.
Any info that you would like to share would be wonderful. At this point I am simply adding to the family tree as I come across the info. I am interested in learning if anyone has been able to connect with someone in Germany to get any additional info from there.