Ada, I am no relation but have a very old book on Page Co, Iowa that lists Peter Nies and his wife Agnes Graff. He was born in Darmstadt, Germany April, 6,1824 and is the son of Fred and Margaret (Analt). Agnes was also b. in Germany and they were m. Nov. 17, 1854 in Savannah, Missouri. Eleven children are listed but says two died in childhood. Your Kate is mentioned b. Jan 22,1872.