This is going to be a real shot in the dark. My Great Grandfather, Robert Maximilion Kriewald, I believe was first gen to states. My mother seems to beleive the Von was dropped before coming to the states maybe because of inter-religion marriage? Roberts birthdate 1883-1966. He married Ella Tolle (1883-1940). She definately was born in Germany. Her parents were August and Minne(Hartch) Tolle.
Robert was one of 16 children:Felix, Randolph(1879-1963), Albert, Hadey (1883-1955), Clara(1881-1936), Minnie, Valeska, Martha, Jessie, Olga, Patty, Flossy, don't know the rest. Also, Roberts mothers name was Clara Ludwig (1854-1928). ANY NAMES RING A BELL? If any one has a suggestion, would appreciate. Im on completion of my Mom's maiden name, and look forward to starting this new project.