I am true that the most of us are from the great Westhoff-Family from Echthausen (Germany) beginning in my family-tree in 1490.
in this tree I find a Julius what was going to America (US today) and has had a son namend also Julius. His son was Jakob Hermann? Jake Westhoff.The Children was IDA, JULIUS, MARY and FREDDY.
In my tree I see very much Westhoff going in 1600 to 1800 to Holland. This part of family goes (later generations) to different parts of the world (South America,north America, UK, East-Europe, others to Africa, Australia, etc.).
When any of the Westhoff can give me Westhoff's with ancestors from Germany or Holland in the 1800, than is very posible that I can find a connection.