My wife Joan is a Blattner, has a twin sister Lois, both in N.J. and a brother in Pittsburg, Pa. The linage trails back to Ludwigshaffen along the Rheine, (pardon my spelling). We were in touch with my wifes grandfathers, brothers family back in the mid 1970`s and lost touch with them during the 1980`s. The family lived in 6625 Puttlingen, Saar, Germany.
Some of their names were identical to my wifes family, Michael, Peter, Margarite, etc.
Elke Blattner, 18 years old at the time of our first contact in 1975 had just lost her dad, found my father-inlaws address and sent my wife a run down on her family, with pictures, and thats how we found out the relationship. Anyone that thinks that they may be linked to this part of the family, please post a message and I will get back to you.