I have a Theodore Wald who was born in 1848 (by early census records)although it could be 1849. He was born in Fredersdorf, Markisch-Oderland, Brandenburg, Brandenburg, Germany; the son of Emmanual and Mary Wald. He first came to Madison, Wisconsin then to Cooper County, Missouri. When the Civil War broke out Emmanual took part of his family back to Wisconsin. Mary was deceased by that time. Part of the family stayed in Missouri. The family was very musical (Emmanual was a music teacher in Germany) so Theodore and his brother Adolph ended up in a regimental Union Army band during the War. Theodore returned to Boonville Cooper County, Missouri but left sometime after 1870. It is said that he left for Texas and the family lost touch with him. Could The Theodore Wald who married M. E. Mondere on 22 Apr 1890 in Navarro County, Texas and mine be one in the same?