My g-grandfather was John William Raber, b: 1858 and d: 1949, both in Keokuk. He was married to Mary Katherine Lips. His father was Benedict C. Raber, b: GER 1831; d: 1899 in Keokuk. Ben had several half-brothers/sisters and cousins in Lee County, a few named John, but I have limited information to determine when or where they were born. From what I do have, there were obviously quite a few Rabers in this family in the Keokuk area in the mid-1800's. I would be happy to exchange what information we might share to perhaps give you some leads.