Thanks all! Yes, I knew and was raised around my maternal grandfather. my only father figure. He passed away in 1980, I was 10. He was a quite man and probably was shy at that age haha. I did not get to know his mother Alma who died in 1940, but have recently been able to take the Trautmann line back father than my ggg-grandparents who arrived in 1872 from Ober-Kainsbach, Hesse to my 6th great grandparents of Ober-Kainsbach.