Unfortunatley, I know nothing on the back ground of my great-grandfather, except the information that I posted. I heard that some of his sisters and brothers stayed in germany, and some may have even migrated to south america, but I'm not really sure of this info. My mother and grandmother have both passed away, and I never really asked about my grandma's dad's family. I know that there were many different spellings of the family name. Bartholome, Bartholomew, Bartholomous, etc... I am hoping that some one out there will recognize the names. The only thing I do know about my grandfather, is who he married and their childrens names.