Hi My name is Susan Thiele - Feld now in Seattle, but from Mason City, Iowa.Born of Lawrence Thiele whose parents were from Elma, Iowa.. The two brothers were adopted by a German farmer in Iowa (Carroll, Iowa) they came over on the orphan train from New York City having been imigrated into the United States.. He married Anna Lengeling and had seven children, Clara, Lawrence, Joseph, Henry, Leo, Carl, and Harold.. A small infant girl died.Carl was killed in WWII.My Aunt Clara who is now turning 91 (TOMORROW!) is in Iowa but has done a lot of tracing of the family history here...Did you grow up in Iowa????I have two cousins who live here in Seattle area also- not planned.