Hi Kevin, Sorry this took so long to get back; got sidetracked on another wild goose chase! I don't have Joseph's father's name; but when you mentioned Wendelin, Il. that definitely rang a bell. My gg grandfather Jacob Rauch and my gg grandmother Barbara Volk Rauch both died in Wendelin. I just assumed that was in Germany so I put that info aside. I had no clue it could be Illinois. Anyway, as far as Joseph, I still have a lot of blanks to fill in. Hopefully you can help! Thanks!