My ancestors came originally from Grunberg, Hessen, Germany. The earliest I know of is Heinrich Alles b. 1777 who married Elizabeth Katharina Bott. Their son Martin married Mariana Hess and came to America around 1865. Their son George b. 1838 in Germany came to America August 14, 1863 and may have fought in the Civil War as a Union soldier. He married Carolina Heerz. I descend from their son Edward. They lived in Louisville, KY. Other children of George and Caroline were Anna Allis Brewer, Carrie Allis Stapp, Lillian Allis Deutschmann, Mollie Allis Beyrodt, Minnie Allis Sensbach, George Allis, Charles Allis (m. Stella Flora), Herman (never married), Will Allis, and Fred (Fritz) Allis (never married). I have a private site at MyFamily.com for those who are related to this line. Also, I have old photos I need help identifying from this family. Please contact me if you are interested in this line.