I found Lawrence & his family in the 1870 Census in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, so I did a search through Tippecanoe County, Indiana records while I was at the Allen County Public Library last week.But I found nothing.No mention in anything about Lawrence or his family.I found, I think, Lily & Rosa in Illinois in the 1880 Census, though I'm not for sure that it is them.One of them is listed as a servant and the other as being adopted.What happened to their parents?!What a rough life they must have had!I'm rather surprised they weren't taken in by George or John's families.
If you had any way of getting that picture copied (know anyone with a scanner who could do it for you?), I could take down to the Nusbaumers that are still around here and show it to them and see if they know who is in the picture.I do have a picture of George's family.I have posted it on the Web and you can take a look at it.It is at http://www.parlorcity.com/methomas/images/georgefamily.jpghttp://www.parlorcity.com/methomas/images/georgefamily.jpg. (Any future researchers who come along after I've taken it off, email me and I can probably repost it.)
I will email you privately with my snail mail address. I would love to have copies of what you have on Lawrence. Once I have more "clues," I'll see what I can find at the Allen Co. Library.Perhaps I might find something that will help you track something else down.One just never knows what one might find.