In reading these exchanges about Charles Dettloff I can't help wondering about a possible connection with a Charles Dettleff who lived and worked with my great-grandfather (Albert Georg) "George" Dettleff in New Orleans circa 1891. Also just recently saw the birth record for a Charles Dettleff in Milwaukee, WI in Apr 1886.
My ancestors came from Bremen, Germany and the surname was spelled Detleff until one branch started to spell it with 2 Ts after a mistake was made in a publication around 1840 or so. The surname comes from DETLEF, a male given name. The numerous variations are all derived from this name.
Does anyone have the birth date for your Charles Dettloff? Also birthdate for Carl?
Also approx. birthdates for Charles's children?
Gloria Dettleff - Florissant, MO GDETTLEFF@aol.com