I don't know if I'm on the wrong track. But my greatgrandmother name was Helen Roth Ross. Her parents were John (Johann?) and Anna Marie (Amy) Roth from the Trier area in Germany. My mother and I found an old life insurance payment book of my greatgrandmother's and it lists an August Roth. We have no idea who this is. John and Anna Marie arrived in the Chicago area around 1880.