My maiden name was Schroeder. In my grandmother's pictures there is a postcard picture of two young ladies. Under the picture is written Misses Annie & Mary Wessel, Rte 2, Breese, Ill's The postcard is addressed to Elizabeth Schroeder. I can tell the picture at one time was glued into a photo album, some of the black photo page is still glued to some of the written part of the message. It starts out with "Ask your Mother" the rest of the message is covered.My grandmother Christine Lampe Schroeder and her sister Maria Elizabeth Lampe came over from Sud Merzen, Germany. If the letter say to "ask your Mother" her Mother would have been in Germany. Were they all related or friends from Germany before coming over around 1880? The Schroeders and the Lampes came from Sud Merzen, Germany. This is very interesting. Does anyone have any information about this?