William Ludwig Pieper, (b. 1798) married Theresia Peipenbrack (b. 1811 in Oestereiden adn d. abt. 1856 in Hoenkhausen). The couple and had 8 children inc. Frank (b. 1844)and Melchoir (b. 1848) Frank and Melchoir came to the US about 1866. Looking for connection to their siblings' descendants in Germany.