Responding to your request for any additional information that I may have found. When you went to see Valentine's headstone at St Marys did you notice the large monument headstone nearly next to his for Bernard Faulhaber? Bernard was the son of Lewis. Lewis and Valentine were living next to each other in the 1860 census. This was a short time after Valentine had immigrated. This would make me think that they were related in some way but I haven't made the connection yet. Did you also see the headstone for Valentine's 1st child Franz Christian at St Marys? I need to check with the cemetery office to see if Valentine's 1st wife is also buried there, as it would make sense. I found a family in 1850 census with father Andrew and daughters Catherine, Elizabeth and Caroline Laubach that may possibly be Valentine's 1st wife. Experience tells me that there are many misspellings on census' and other records. Plus there's the question? Was her name Caroline or Catherine, as different researchers can't seem to agree on the same name. The 1891 pension document I have, that Valentine completed in his own hand,- - Valentine wrote on the form that his 1st wife was Caroline and his 2nd wife was Margaret Hemmer, he also listed all of his living children with their birth dates. I know that you had told me that one of your relatives told you that Valentine was buried at Johnson's Island, and that his first wife died in child birth. Caroline died 6 months after her last child was born and you saw Valentine's headstone at St Marys, so family info cannot all be believed, as I've found out with my own family. Were you ever able to find any photos of Valentine or his two wives?