I believe this may be a brother to one of my husband's relatives, Tobias Billesbach! He was born in Koln, Germany on Sept 12, 1831 and immegrated to America also in 1853 (what are the odds?) He settled in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and married a Mary/Maria Neher. I have been looking for any connections to this man for almost a year now. My husband's branch is through one of the daughters, Josephine, who married a Thomas Woods. I would love to have any more info on possible parents of Tobias.