I have found three other Thole researchers besides those of us who have queries posted at this site. Some of us know that our families are connected, but not the exact relationship. We do not know where in Europe our Tholes originated. The common thread is that they were in Cincinnati around 1850-1860. Family tradition says that some of them moved on to Evansville, IN and MO, and some remained in Cincinnati. The names you gave me don't fit with the information I have at this point, but maybe I'll find something which will tie these various branches together.