I have some info on Mrs. Mary Toedte (nee Knicker or Kniker), who lived in Irvington, Illinois in 1935. Differences in spelling of Knicker sometimes clouds the issue...most of the family ended up spelling it "Kniker". She was the sister of Louis, Christian and Carl Kniker. I have seen the name Wessel attached to her mother in OneWorld Tree, but birth and death dates (along with name) are possibly incorrect. The family I'm describing here arrived from Prussia in 1868 and started out in St. Louis/Southern Illinois area. If this sounds like the family you're tracking, please reply.