I just read your posting. I am a boyfriend of Roxanne Rode who's grandfather is Rudolph Rode, the very same you speak of I am sure of it. She has just got into genealogy research and I am helping here. She desperately wants to more about her Grandfather, as well as any relatives on the side of the family, and I am sure would love to hear from you. Her father is Wilbur Dean Rode. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and mine is seandeyoung@hotmail. We can share information about all the descendants of Wilbur.