Hi, Tom!Not sure if you're still researching but our Federer family immigrated from the Kirchhofen, Freiburg, Baden, Germany area to New York (arriving on the SS Hammonia on Apr 17, 1874).From New York we believe they went to Columbus, Ohio (seen there in 1878) to St. Louis (seen in the 1880 city directory) to Little Rock, AK and then returning to Columbus in 1883.I know our line all went to Columbus but they must have gone to St. Louis for a reason so perhaps they were visiting your line!
Lucinda Federer LeBel (check out her posts) found information on the Federer surname in the Baden, Germany Emigration Index (1866-1911).She indicated her gggrandfather was Karl Federer and that he had immigrated from the same area in 1868.Lucinda also found Dominic and Anna's marriage record on film 865587 (she thought) Kirchenbuch, 1642-1900 Katholische Kirchofen (A. Staufen).Maybe there is info in either for these sources that might help you.
Would love to know if you have any connection between Dominic (b. 1803-1841), Anna Stiehvater Federer (b. Jul 26, 1830) or William Federer (son of Dominic and Anna and b. May 12, 1856).Good luck with your research!Linda