I am still looking for anyone who might have info on his parents. He told everyone he was from Germany. But I have found Baptism record of first child Rudolph in Diessenhofen, Switz. Just before he came to the US in about 1853. First wife was Magdeline Suter, , but unsure if she died on the way over to America or in New york. He remarried Katherine Mueller and had two more sons Adam and Christan in New York before coming to Wisconsin and having Catherine,August,Minnie and Herman. If any one can help with parents of Rudolph Sr, Magdeline or Katherine I would love to hear from you.