Thanks for your information. I will try to gather more information about the Tietz ancestors and will get back to you then. So far I have found out that four brothers immigrated from Dummadel (ca. 3 miles out of Pinnow and Nadelfitz) to WI after 1890. I do not know the name of the first who left for America. Robert Tietz (born 5.10.1870) left Germany in 1896 and was farmer in Brownton / MI. Later August and Otto followed him. Regards, Juergen.