Anyone, born "Kreftmeyer" in the US today, is a direct descendent of Heinrich August Kreftmeyer, my great grandfather. He was born in Hoerste, Germany, 25 May 1834, to Johann Hermann and Catherine Marie Wilhelmine Ostlinder Kreftmeyer.He died 13 July 1894 in Franklin Co., MO. He married Anne Marie Knemeier in Hoerste on 29 March 1863.She died 1 Feb 1875.They had no children. He then married Anne Louisa Menke on 13 Aug 1875 in Franklin Co., MO.Their children were: Johann Heinrich b. 14 Jul 1877; Hermann Hy. abt 1878; Heinrich August 9 Oct 1879; Christian Theodor 11 Feb 1882; William Frederick 5 Apr 1884; Christine Louise 16 Sep 1886; Christian Heinrich 1 Jul 1888; Franz Heinrich 18 Jan 1890; Wilhelm Oscar 17 Jan 1891. William Frederick was my grandfather.My father being Eugene Harry Kreftmeyer.Inquiries are always welcome.