Dont know if we are related. My ancestors came to US in 1850's. Henry to New York City, Edward(My great-grandfather, to Galena, Il, as well as brother August. Their mother, Marie, joined them later. I know that Edward and August, and at least one sister were born at (Hadein or Hadeln, Otterndorf, S.H. Germany, but little other info except that Marie's husband was John Jacob (?Johann Jakob) Thode and he died in Germany. Marie's maiden name was Einstein. There was another brother Carl who I have no info on.The brothers and sisters would have been born about 1820-40 or so. Please answer if you are related, or if have an idea how I could get more information from the Otterndorf area on this family.