Laura, My great greats' brother Franz Edrich married in 1846 in Kroeppen to a Magdelena Schwartz. Maybe some connection there. I understand in some towns such as Merzalben, the records before 1770 were destroyed during the French Revolution. I live 16 miles east of Cinti., with two great aunts who were nuns at Oldenburg. Small world. I will keep your info., and as I can put things together, I will probably get back to you. Thanks, Greg Wulker.