If you do pan a trip to Victoria you may want to check out the Catholic Diocese there. I found many Witte families on their website. They have a library with church documents not available in regular libraries. Helena's GGD still has family living there in that area. She has mentioned the HACHTELS and ANGERSTEINS in our discussions. I would love to take a trip there myself. I have also come across records of the Lutheran Church. Since I am a bit of a snoop I will pray the two of us can gather more information. I just yesterday found Helene's husbands civil war records as his GGD wasn't sure where he mustered in at. Do you have any pictures? I am a picture nut and I gather as many as I can in my research. All I have is the one of Frederick and Helena with their children.