I have a Catherine (Kate) Neifing born in Illinois in April of 1855, who married a Samuel Hunter Bond, and their descendants live today in the Pontiac, Illinois area. The Illinois census record lists her parents as having been from Prussia. I am not a descendant of hers but she is in my tree as sort of an in-law. I follow the Brosnahan line, from a sister of William's wife, Elizabeth.
Her children were: 1. William A Bond born 1877 in Pontiac, Il. Died 1954 Pontiac (m 9/7/1903 to Elizabeth G Brosnahan). William and Elizabeth's children were: Catherine (m. Thomas Christensen), John K (m Pauline Powell and they had a son Kenneth and a son John Jr born 1944), Leland born 1908, William Jr born 1915?, and one other son possibly, all born in Pontiac, Illinois
2. Ferdinand Bond born August 1875. Spouse and descendants unknown.
3. Eliza E Bond born May 1879. Spouse and descendants unknown.
I don't know how helpful this is to you, if at all, but you might try Pontiac census records for the period.
I am going to give my e-mail address backwards to try to foil the e-mail scarfers, but I will do some looking for the names through my subscriptions, and if you contact me, I will let you know if I have any "hits."
yahoo.catbird 111 XX Put the catbird 111 together without spaces and elimate the XX and put the yahoo last and maybe I can trick the triksters! (grin)Hopefully I haven't made it unusable to you!