Re: ancestry of Johann, Mathias, Hubert and Peter Theis from the Eifel, germany
My great-great grandmother was Theresia Theis (born June 3, 1846) in Trier, Germany or Luxembourg.I don't know if Trier has always been in Germany or was in Luxembourg. Family stories say she was from Luxembourg.Catholic Church records say Trier, Germany.
Unfortunately, I can find nothing about her ancestors.She apparently left Germany or Luxembourg for America in 1861.I do not know if she was alone or not.I doubt she was alone because she was only 15 years old at the time.Do you have any Theresia in your family history that went to America about that time?
Check the family histories posted at GenCircles.com for Theis.Also check the World Connect Family Trees at rootsweb.com for Theis.Many people have very detailed family histories posted there.Some may match your family with names, dates, and places.