This is a long shot, but it may help us both. I am searching for my ggrandfather's siblings He is Valentine Joseph Kircher,born May 2,1863 in Fulda,Essen Germany(Prussia)as one of nine brothers,father's name John, mother's unknown but born in France per 1920 US census. He and brothers immagrated to Us in 1882 when he was 18 per US 1900 census. The story is they agreed to change names and all go in different directions. If you beleive any of this may tie into your search I would really appreciate knowing.I have been told that German's usually have two middle names, so I try to be open on names. Thanks.