I am trying to locate any relatives still living in Germany/Bavaria. Earliest records Johann Kraus born in Bavaria c. 1840, married Regina Schonenberger, also of Bavaria they lived in village of Waldsee. They had five children Johann, Joseph, Michael and two daughters. The sons immigrated to America in 1883. Also have relatives related to the Tremper family from Darmstadt, Hessen Germany- Leonard and Maria Tremper. Leonard immigrated to America in 1840. Maria Tremper, Leonard's sister remained in Darmstadt Germany and married Johann Bauer also fo Darmstadt. Loius Bauer immigrated to the United States between 1880 and 1883.