I am wondering if, Hans Joachim Braas had a sister Anna Katharine Braas. The branch of my family is from Nottfeld. Then it was I think Denmark. In those days the boarders change and was either ruled by what is now know as Denmark or Germany. If I find anything I will let you know. Some family names to look for that I have for the time frame of early 1800 are Anna Catharina Elisabeth Braas Born Jan 14 1802 and died Feb 18 1802. I am wondering Anna Katharine Brass is a sister to Hans Joachim Braas. I do not have his siblings. Hans was born in Bohnert in 1767. Do you have a date of birth for Anna Katharine? If she was a sibling to Hans Joachim Braas, I have his parents as Deslef and Christina Sahuau. I don't have any more info than that. If I find out anything, I will let you know. Have you had your DNA done by chance? If there is a connection it would show up. My line is from the Schleswig Holstein area that was on the Danish and German boarder.