I have information on Berhard Mautz b. abt. 1830 in "Prussia" Germany and emigrated to Madison, Wisconsin.He married Caroline Hildebrand b. 6/29/1838 also in Prussia, Germany.They had eight children; Louisa Mautz b. abt 1859, Emma Mautz Pieh b. 11/8/1860 d.4/29/1946, Verena Mautz Breuch b. abt. 1862, Rudolph Mautz b. 10/11/1864 d. 1/19/1935 m. Anna Lamp, Frederick Mautz b. 1866, Bernhard Mautz b. abt 1869 m. Christina, William F. Mautz b. 1/6/1871 d. 8/14/1928 m. Martha Ziebell, Clara Mautz Hatch b. 1880 d. 9/24/1953.
Berhard, Rudolph and William started a paint store in 1892.Later Bernhard and his son began manufacturing paint and founded Mautz Paint Company.
I would appreciate any information on this fmaily prior to the 1900's as well as any correspondance from other descendants of Berhard and Caroline.