We're 2nd cousins. My grandmother was Ella Nora, daughter of Nicholas. I've been corresponding with Mary Anne Niebyl, another 2nd cousin, granddaughter of Mary Luella (Aunt Mae) Lynch. Mary Anne sent me scans of photos of the Laubenthal stone, a memorial card for Nicholas, photos of his GAR memorial. and some old family photos. I knew that Alice Marie Mead was buried in Calvary; wasn't sure about James & Myra. I've been entering family into the FindAGrave database, along with portraits a/o gravestone photos, when i could find them. You might want to sign on there, go to Calvary Cemetery, Isabella County, and see who else i'm missing. Also, i found Lyman III in Salt River Cemetery, Shepherd; any other relatives buried there?
In case you didn't know: Nicholas had 2 brothers. Antone Bernard settled in Athens AL, John Jacob settled in Mobile AL. I've been in contact, got a bit on the family down there. There was also a sister born in Ohio; have some data for her. And, a nice man back in Germany, who has a connection by marriage to the Laubenthals, sent charts for Joseph & Katharina going back a few generations in Kaifenheim.
If you're interested in any of this, give me an email-addy and i'll start sending it along. Best be a big mailbox, as some of the files are large.
Moline Acres (north StLouis County) MO