My BERCKENHOFF ancestors settled in the 1860's in Fayette and then Lavaca County, Texas. In my research of this line, I have ran across many names which I have not been able to connect to my families. Among them are Emil, Liberat, and Gus (possibly Gustavus). I am descended from Bernard Berckenhoff who married Therezie Hajek, daughter of Joseph Hajek of Recklinghausen, Germany. I have four known children for Bernard and Therezie. They are Elenora, who married Joseph Brosch; Fritz, who married Anna Kobza; my line, William Bernard, who married Annie Agatha Brosch (whom I think might be a sister to the above mentioned Joseph); and an Albert Berckenhoff who married an Augusta. Any help on these lines would be appreciated.