Scott, are you still around almost ten years later?
I've just been contacted by a descendant of Cecil O. Jauch, son of William and Clara (Sharp) Jauch. It's renewed my interest in this branch of the JAUCH line.
Curious to know what your current hypothesis is about William (Skinner?) Jauch.
What is the source for the belief that he was initially a Skinner?
I see elsewhere that you have a marriage date of 08 SEP 1886 in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, USA for William and Clara. What's the source of this? Have you a copy of the original?
IF William's adoptive father was John Jauch b abt 1828 Germany, then I have John's line back into Schwenningen for a gazillion generations. ;-)