I just read you are looking for a William Wiant from the 1800's. My father, William Matthew Wiant was born in Metropolis, Illinois, in 1918. His father's name was Lorenzo David Wiant. He married my grandmother who was from Paducha,Ky. I know my grandfather Lorenzo David had some brothers and sisters, but I'm not sure how many. I will try and get more info from my mother in hopes I hear back from you.