I am almost sure that I am related to the Henry Thode who married Lillian Jackson. I can remember that name from records, but since I just moved, cant check for sure right now. My grandfather was August William Thode. He was the so of Edward Thode and Augusta Henrietta Mensing(aka Scharff) and nephew of August Thode who came to the Galena Illinois area in the 1850-60 era. Their mother, Marie(Einstein) Thode joined them in 1868-69. Her husband, John Jacob(probably Johann Jakob) died in Germany. The brothers had another brother, Henry, who came to New York City, and I think Manhatten, as the names and times match.also brother, Carl, who I know little of. Several sisters also. One was Catherine(Thode) who came with marie and family at time above. Her husband was Nicholas Schroeder. Please contact me here if my family ties to yours.I have some other info I can access later. The family is traced back to Hadeln(Hadien), Otterndorf, S. H., Germany which is on the southern coast of the North Sea.