I have a great deal of information on the family descended from Philip and Margaretha (Philippi) Thielen out of Edingen, Germany in the late 1700's. Their children include: Anna Maria, Catherine, Joannes, Leonardus, Anthony, Johannes, Nicholas, and Petras. All eight children came to the US between 1860-1870. I believe most settled around Iowa. If this connects with anything you need, want to ask questions or care to add any info on descendants, it would be greatly appreciated.