I have working on the family history for 20 years off and on.I have some info on Haydes into America from Canada but have always thought they were from England initially. What makes you so sure that Michael was related to Hans? I would also love to hear more about Michaels' relations. I have found a Theodore Hayde b in 1882 but his line goes back to Ireland. I will send you an email about myself direct to your hotmail address.