My grandfather was Theodore Francis JANSEN, born July 11, 1870 in Muskego, Wisconsin, USA. His siblings were Adelaide (married John LOTHARIUS), Mary (married Jacob SCHWARTZ), August (married Mary JONAS), Bernard (married Elizabeth JONAS and later, after her death, married Mary NAGELBRECHER), Herman (married Christine COOK) and Adolph.
Theodore's parents were Franz (Francis) JANSEN born in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1833 and Mary (Marie) KOENEN VERHEIN. Franz and Mary lived in Huisberden prior to departing for the USA in 1864 on the ship "New York". Mary had with her a son by a previous marriage, Heinrich KOENEN.
My grandmother was Anna SCHILZ, born September 18, 1870, in Franklin, Wisconsin, USA. Her siblings were Catherine, Theresa, Mary, Mathias, Anthony (married Magdeline LONG), Peter (married Mary VANDENBOOM) and William (married Catherine Mueller). Anna's parents were Mathias SCHILZ and Mary (Maria) FREY.
We think Mathias came from Idenheim and then Tremport, Prussia. We also feel that Mary came from Munderkingen, also in Prussia. But we are not sure of either.