Hi Dawn, Just thought I would tell you that Dr. Ronald L. Dotterer, whom I mentioned in myearlier message is somtimes late in responding. So keep sending him messages now and then. He has been to Germany researching the Dotterer name and is in the process of publishing books on all of the Dotterer families. JMD and GPD aare the largest, according to Ron, and he states that he has about 10-15,000 direct descendants traced in each of those 2 lines alone. we are all impatiently waiting to obtain copies. have a nice day, Larry PPS: Just thought I would mention that Dr. Ron was born in Pa. Also,JMD's and JLD's parents were Hans Dotterer and Anna. That's all I have on them at present.