I was searching information on my gradparents, the Soehnleins, when I saw your posting. I am just beginning a course in genealogy. Your grandfather Ray was a brother to my mother Clara. Your parent is my cousin, either Jack, Joan, or Janice. Have you been able to find anything out about the Soehnleins? I have some names and cities that my mother left going back to Germany. I would be anxious to compare notes with you.