Just read your post and your message really got me thinking and digging.I began to wonder where the young Albertine went after her parent's death.She would have only been 13 in 1847 when they died.I cannot find her anywhere!Also, no record of George!Charles, who would have been born in 1837, lived with a Miller family in Cass Co., and the other boys lived apparently on family farm with my ancestor, Emil.I do know that Albertine married a widower in 1851, John Musch.But where she was betw 47 and 51, I don't know.Mysteries.I love mysteries.
My Herman Lippert emmigrated with a cousin, I believe a Engelburt (?) who was also a doctor.
I would be interested in seeing picture of girl who is possibly a sister to your Catherine.Can you scan and send?
I have a 1st cousin in California who is also working on our family history, and I have contacted him to join in the search.