I don't know much about my German Ancestors, but I do know that they are from Hanover. My great granfather Ernst Quentin married Matilde Witt. They had one child, my grandfather, Heinz Quentin in 1908. I estimate that Ernst was born in the 1880's. He had at least two brothers, Richard and Oscar.
Ernst died in World War I. Matilde died in 1921 in child birth. I believe that Ernst (and possibly Matilde) is buried in a churchyard in the Stockner area of Hanover.
I know that Trier isn't near Hanover, but if any of these names look familiar, I would be interested to know.