I have info dating back to 1650 on the family of Georg Michael Nees (Neese) born 27 March 1821 in Hochstetten-Linkenheim, Baden, Germany, died 26 Mar 1875 in Sandusky, Erie Co., Ohio; married Christine Pletsch on 3 June 1847 born 27 Jan 1824, not known where she is buried or if she remarried as Georg Michael had an accidental death at age 54, shotgun discharged while climbing over a fence while hunting (note: cemetery internment card has his name spelled as Kneis); had eight children: Theodor born 19 Aug 1847, Caroline Rosina born 8 Nov 1848, Karl Friedrich, born 17 Nov 1840, Ludwig born 28 Sept 1856, Johanna born 12 Nov 1858, August born 9 Jun 1861 (my descendant, married to Mary Hartman), Christine born 30 Jan 1864, Wilhelm born 15 June 1866; family emigrated to USA 19 April 1867. Not sure if they came directly to this area (Huron (fna-Portland), Erie Counties, Ohio...Sandusky, OH). Unknown where Theodor, Caroline, Rosina, Karl Friedrich, Christine & Wilhelm Settled? Visited the city of Hochstetten in 2001, farmland area a little southwest of Karlsruhe. Appreciate any info on those I have listed as unknown where settled. Happy to share my data with those interested.