It sounds like we may be related.i don't have any info about them living in Kansas.I traced them back to Ettlingen, Germany.The Wisconsin Historical society had some info from a book on Milkwaukee about his brother Rudolph.There were several pages of info about the family.You can find them at www.wisconisnhistory.org/genealogy/ogrs.
The record number is 77189. Source location F589.M6 B78
For 5 or 10 dollars they will send you photocopies.
Do you have a family tree posted.Maybe we could find some overlap.