Hans and Maria Schneider were my great-great grandparents. They came from Germany to Scott County at Davenport, Iowa then came by covered wagon to Bennington, but homesteader in Washington County. I am currently living on the 40 acres homesteaded by Heinrich according to the abstract. Julia Schneider, daughter of Hans, was Fred Paulsen's mother. The Timme and Gottsch families are also related and I have been typing my grandmother's diary and have learned a lot that was never discussed. Fred Paulsen was my grandfather and was born in Douglas County.