I have been pretty interested in the origin of our family recently. Not sure, but high probability shows that we r from Germany. I have read all the 44 messages (forum). I was surprised that many of us know only their grandparents. Well, I know quite much about my great grandparents, that would be unuseful 4 U. Only 1 "clan" lives here in 1 city. I simply got interested when I was reading Jürgen's words.
Sorry, I have no any pieces of information, but I am ready to go on with searching works.