Louis Kretzmeier was born in Basse, Hannover, Germany in 1837 and came to America about 1855. He married Catherine Wiesehan in Wiesburg, Dearborn, Indiana in 1859 and lived there before moving to Clay Center, Kansas. Their children were: John Wiesehan (1861), William Fredric(1862), Elizabeth Henrietta (1865), Catherine Mary (1866), Henry Mathew (1869), Lewis Edward (1870), Louisa Carolina (1872), Charles Edward (1874), Ottive Richard (1876), and Harris Albert (1881). Louis' family in Germany had lived in Basse and Schneeren in Hannover. I have found another Kretzmeier family that seems to have immigrated to Texas from Hannover. I am wondering if their is a connection in Germany of the various Kretzmeier families that immigrated to the United States.