I don't know if there is any connection, but I have a letter dated Nov 14, 1927 from Knittlingen Wurttenberg from "Mrs. John Henning and Family."
In the letter it reads, "I am the daughter Sophie of Phillip David Trautwein who was born Aug 30 1844 in Knittlingen. In 1870-71 he was drafted into service and returned Dec 11, 1871 to Knittlingen. In 1872 he Married. In the same year a brother and sister died, and they had intended to come to America--going as far as Hamburg. In Hamburg they found they did not have the necessary cash to come to America and returned to their home. Father died at the age of or 86, a war pentioner. My mother died 10 years previous to father. My father lived with us two and one half yeras before his death--having had a light stroke which developed into dropsy."
There is more to the letter, and I tried to type is as it was originally typed. Maybe we have some connection through these people. She mentions in the letter that she is a young single mother of 6 children, the oldest being 20 yr old daughter.
Terry L Carter
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