It is an amazing matter that members of our major family lines visited the same locations or even met far away from their origin again. Needless to emphasize, that this happened during a time when there was no car and no airplane available. Mainly they reached their destinations by foot and there was no google to search for one’s family. So it was pure coincidence.
Eugene Gustave Huthsteiner from Tell city was heavily surprised when he got to know that there was a Louisa Huthsteiner living in New Jersey. He immediately tried to set up communication to clarify any relationship between each other.
His letter to Louise is on Ted Huthsteiner’s site : http://huthsteiner.org/Huthsteiner/Hut%20History%20letter%20from%20E.G.Hut-1900.pdf
While Carl Hutsteiner from Budweis, Kingdom of Bohemia, came to Hesse-Nassau already in the 1670s, Michael Huthsteiner reached it in approximately 1734. For several decades their direct descendants lived next door within a distance of a few kilometres only.