I am the same Barbara Walter from whom you the e-mail. The family which you located on the IGI is a Cincinnati family. I believe that we may be related, but ahve not made the connection. I found another Cincinnati family, whose direct ancestor was J Heinrich Thole (also called Herman Heinrich Thole by some family members) They have a birth certificate or baptismal certificate, which shows him to the son of J. Heinrich Thole and Maria Adelhead Bucher and born in 1830. Family tradition says that this person came to America on his wedding trip (wife was Elizabeth Hueselman). Two brothers, Charles and Joseph came, either then or a little later. J. Heirich stayed in Cincinnati, and Joseph and Charles went to Evansville, IN and Kansas - but they are not sure who went where. I kow that this family is connected to mine, but do not know how. I have also found that the Richard Thole for whom I am searching was born in 1830 and died in Cincinnati in 1895. He is also listed at times as Theodore or Dietrich. His wife was Margaret Wilking (born in Germany and her parents were Ben and Thecla Vohmerding.
Does any of this sound familiar? Thanks for your interest and willingness to help.