I am in Detmold now and have just met Friedhelm Ratmeier, what an amazing man... He is going to send me his contact information, he is apparently using the internet now and has an email address. If nothing else you could send snail mail to his restaurant, I have the address if you don't.
I am a Drake but there is evidence that we are connected to the Ratmeier name, I wonder if either of you see a link to Drake's in the histories you each have, if so I would greatly appreciate a scan and the relevant information. It appears from my research here that my Drakes may be from Butze which, if you know the area, is just a one block street next to Ratsiek.
Please reply here or to firstname.lastname@example.org
and thank you both very much,