I just found your question. Regarding my personal research I'm searching for connections to the family names LENICERUS/LONICERUS in 16. / 17th century, especially to Melchior LENICERUS, born arround 1570 probably in Mechterstädt in the state of Thüringen in Germany. Do you have any information, which could help me?
Do you know this link: http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/ADB:Lonicerus,_Johannes
? In this article a Heinrich Theophilus is mentioned, which had been a son of Johannes Lonicerus.