Karl Johann Roepke (b. 4/11/1880/bapt. 5/02/1880/mother Werneke/from records of St. John's Ev. Luth. ch., Newtonburg) is my great gradfather.His father is Diedrich Johann Heinrich Roepke, born on 23 Mar. 1853, in Germany and his mother is Annie Marie Christine Wernecke .Dietrich's father was Johann Berndt Roepke, also born in Germany and mother Maria Margaret Rosette Schlueter.I'm stuck on Johann.I think he was born in Hanover, or that area but I'm not sure.The information that I have found is all from the Newtonburg/Manitowoc area.If this fits with anything you have found, please let me know!