George W. Mades was my paternal grandmother (Lydia Isabel (Mades) Dwiggins) paternal grandfather. The information I have is he was from Babenhausen Kris Alsfeld Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. He married Katherina Schneider on Feb 12, 1837 in Hamburg, MO. Additionally, his intent of naturalization states he was a shoemaker in Germany. If you have any information on their children, it would be appreciated. I only have Henry Mades who married Margaret Peters.