I am not sure what information you are searching for?Which of his 22 children are you descendent from?How are you descendant from him?I have recently started to work on a family tree in which I hope to include as many descendents from the Westphalia ancestors as I can get information on.At the current time I only have about 25,000 names but I am adding as many family trees as I can. I am descendent from Mathias Thelen born in Langscheid.
Your John (Johann) Mathias Thelen was born in Jammeleshofen on July 7 1830 and his brother John Joseph Thelen came over also although he only had 2 children.Currently I have only 3 of his children in my database namely Elisabeth and Joseph from his marriage to Maria Catherine Cook and Susan from his marriage to Anna Lawens.
I would be grateful for any help you could provide.
My stepfather is descendent from John Thelen from Herresbach which is only a few miles from Jammelshofen in Germany.