Mathias Thome who married Frances Retterath Halfman was the son of Jacob Thome born August 25, 1854 and his wife Anna M Durben born 1862. Jacob and Anna had 7 children that I know of: Mathias, Christian, Anna, Mary, Joseph, Bertha and Albert. Jacob Thome 1854 was the son of Chrysandt Thome who was born August 14, 1823 in Welcherath, Germany. Chrysandt married Anna Maria Schumacher who was born August 7, 1825 in Wisemscheidt They married June 8, 1853. Chrysandt Thom 123was the son of John Joseph Thome born May 11, 1798 in Retterath. He married Anna Maria Schumacher who was born February 24, 1799 in Welcherath.