unexpectedly I found some homepages of Nilles when I made some research about the routs of my family. Then I found your name which has its roots in Trier, which is a town at the Mosselle (german: Mosel) river side. Because my family is comming from Reil at the Mosel river side I guess that there could be some relations. Especially because two of my grand-grandfathers (Jacob and ??)moved to New York in the last two decades of the 19th centuary. When Jacob moved back to Germany he left his girl-friend in the US which married his brother =:-) My latest known relative is Barbara Nellis Stack that is still living in Syracuse (NY). Even her surname is written wrong (Nellis instead of Nilles) there could be some relations. What do you think? I am working as a marketing consultant forfinancial corporates, have two little daughters (Annika 4years and Eva Lena 6years old) and am 36 years old. I live in Frankfurt, Germany and I am interessed getting in further contacts with you.