We only need two people to have a collaboration.
The Middleton census was only 8 pages long. I am sure that my ancestors knew your ancestors. Maybe they played checkers together?
John Binger and Catharina Lohff got amrried in Germany but my senses tell me that there is a connection to the Lohffs in Dane County.
Do you have any Elver, Zarndt or Jacob/Jacobs in your tree in Middleton?