Primarily for Adele Just in answer to her 26 Sep 2002 posting, primarily for me. -- and I thank you for that.
I am a little smarter about the Dingeldein/Dingledines than I was when I responded to Sue Rogge's 26 May 1998 posting which started all this.
I now know of at least 29 Dingeldein individuals or family groups that emmigrated to the US during the 1900s, settling in various places and who have multiplied and are now all over.
The only Dingeldeins associated with LaCrosse that I know of belong to Sue Rogge's branch. Sue's husband, Dean, and I must be about 8th cousins; our closest common ancester is Johann Peter Dingeldein (b 1671, d. about 1690 in Reichelshiem, Odenwald, Hessen, in what is now Germany). While I have collected information about the "Rogge branch" of the family as I encountered it,I have not actively tried to reconstruct that portion of the family tree. For that, I think you should contact Sue Rogge. She has done extensive work in this area and may have the answer. The last e-mail address I've seen was email@example.com but that was in Oct 2000.
If you fail to find Sue, let me know and I'll pull together what I have but I don't think it will provide anything on the Kelm connection that you don't already have. I presume you have checked the 1869 and 1870 census in LaCrosse and the 1870 and 1880 census in Minnesota to see if there are any matches in name, age, birthplace and parents' birthplaces, etc.
Incidently, the Dingeldein fmily in Illinois where Christian Just worked probably was part of another Dingeldein branch. With some work, I may be able to varify if that is a likely answer.
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