I have a Fred Melcher born in Germany, unknown wife with son John Fred Melcher born July 4 1841 in Germany (possible sister Angelina m. ? Kuhn).Family lore says John Fred came to the states when he was 7 yrs old (ca. 1848) lived in Indiana for "number of years" and served in an Indiana regiment in the Civil War.His wife was Caroline Heldt. His daughter Elisabeth was born in Batavia, IL.There is a Louis in every generation from John Fred's son on. Any match here?