Wilhelm was born (we think)in Lutjenburg Ger. He Married Marie Christine Mess She was born in S-H.B, 7-4-1843, D 4/27/1923 they had three daughters Mathilda Dorthey, B 12-22-1869 Chicago, D 3-22-1950, Marie Anne, b.2-2-1873, Davenport d, 5-6-1924, Bertha Minnie, B. 11-30-1875 Davenport D7-17-1952 Married Emil Robert Rohwedder 10-15-1895. All but Bertha are buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Davenport. I hope this helps, I haven't been able to anyone before Wilhelm or when the came over.