Thank you for the information on Mathias Haungs which I did not have! It's taken me a while, because I have not yet entered all my research into my computer, but here is what I know about Xaver Haungs.Born 10 Oct. 1834 to parents Dionis Haungs and Sophia Schell (his 3rd wife) married 1 Mar 1827.His dates are 1(or 13) Sep 1785 to 1 Apr 1865.Sophia died 8 Nov 1851.Dionis Haungs' parents were Laurence Haugs (5 Aug 1751-21 Nov. 181? (can't read the year), and A Magdalena Fridman.Laurence's parents were Nicholas Haungs and M A Spitzmayer. Xavar & Mathias were brothers. Xavar came to America 2 Oct 1851, he was married in Peoria 9 May 1857 to Elizabeth Rauschkolb, and died in Peoria in Sep 1860, and was aburied in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, age 25-11-10.Peoria census in 1860:Haugs, Savier 24M, Boarding house, Baden;Elizabeth R 19Fborn in Ill; Alexander 2M, born in Ill; Charles 1M, born in Ill. The 1860 Peoria directory lists:Xaver Haungs - Lafayette House, proprietor, S Water bw Bridge The 1861 Peoria Directory lists:Haungs, Mathias - bar-keeper - 157 S. Water - bds. Lafayette House. I am thinking:Mathias Haungs was living in Niagara Falls NY, they had just lost 3 very young children, his brother in Peoria became ill, or died, and Mathias and family came to Peoria to help.Mathias stayed in Peoria the rest of his life, and only his son Benedict lived to marry and have 3 children. Xaver's son Alexander, b 1858, married Martha Lechthaler 14 Sep 1882 (her dates were 1863-4 Aug 1914) and they had a lot of children.Son Charles b. 1859 and married Alice Elizabeth Thorton 21 Dec 1882 The German records are from Moos Baden German Cath Church records 1743-19000997447 One thing that puzzles me in a marriage between Firefige haungs and Albert Weninda, 7 Sep 1858 in Peoria.I think her first name must be wrong.There was a sister Theresia who also emigrated - could it be her? I have more notes on the Haungs family as far back as I could get them. My cousin wants to know if you have anything on Joseph Dilzer who built a castle at Illenau, which must be near Moos.His son John came to America, and John's daughter married Jacob Fischer in Peoria.