Kathy, I also am researching the DISCH family name.My greatgrandmother was Teresa Disch from Alsace, Germany or France (whichever rule it was under at the time). According to Census records she arrived in America in 1866. She married Peter MERTES and lived in Omaha, NE.I believe she had 2 sisters, Walburga Lena (who married Philip MERGEN and Bridget or Brigetta (who married Nicholas MERGEN). For a time Walburga lived in Leavenworth, Kansas. Walburga arrived April 10, 1871 from Germany according to the ship Manifest. She was born May 8, 1845. Teresa was born in 1838. Do you recognize any of these Disch sisters?