Re: Curiosity about name variations?...
I cannot think of any other variations we have encountered. Ours are brothers and wives buried in the same cemitary in Michigan with three different spellings, go figure. Tracing in Germany is difficult fron here but once you get one connection, as you may have found, a bunch of informations follows. I worked for two years to get a break then added over 200 people and identified all 10 children of my Great Great Grandparents. Can't believe we lsot those lines for so long. We just had a reunion with about half of the known relatives in two out of the ten lines. Only four have descendants and we have identified the third. The fourth will be much more difficult as it was a daughter who had seven children of which only two were sons. The name of that line is now Osborne in upstate New York.
This take an incredible amount of time and travel to do it right. We have identified all of the graves of known dead and photographed them as well. Would like to find the two brothers who came over with my Great Great Grandparents to Canada, but that has proven elusive thus far.