Calvin, Possible your Theiss could be relatives of mine only spelled Theis.Mine was a Caroline Theis who married a nikel Blind in Dennweiler Frohnbach area of Kusel Germany.They had two daughters that came to US in 1858.Both daughters ended up in Novinger & Kirksville, Mo. area. My GG grandmother was Margaretha Blind Wiedenkofer. Her sister was Phillapina Josephine Blind Shafer.Both were married in Frohnbach Germany area.I am sure if you grew up in Kahoka you know where Kirksville is.We go to Kahoka once in a while to the horse sales. Email me.