I just began my research a few months ago and I have managed to trace one branch back 5 generations. My grandmother: Delores LANDA (nee SCHAEFER) b 1928 in st louis. Her father Otto SCHAEFER b 1901 in st louis married florence Rohrbacher. Otto SCHAEFER's mother's name was Julia Neimuth b.1881/82 in St Louis. I'm not sure if she was ever married to Otto's father but I do know she married Frank Hammer they had at least two children together Franklin Hammer b.1907 and Russell Hammer b.1908. Russell committed suicide in 1933. Julia also married a SCHNEIDER and a John MEISSNER. She died in 1935 all this happened in St Louis. Otto had a half sister named Florence also but I do not know at this point who her father was. Does any of this sound familar? Oh Julia's father's name was Albert Neimuth b. appx. 1853.