Did you ever get Friedhelm's email? My father would like it if you still have it. We have met him several times here in the US on his visits and my father has been to his pub in Sabbenhausen.
I have seen some Drake's marry into the Kaney line. Henry Drake Jr 1873-1056 married a Minnie Kaney. Henry Drake Sr. (Dracke?) was born in Lippe-Detmold in Germany. Was there a specific name in the Drake's you were looking for? I know there are some Drake's in the Ratmeyer history, but I can't seem to locate them at the moment. All of my info is on ancestry.com