I am of German descent on both of my parents' sides. My family name Fuchs, pronounced "Fox," is confusing to many people, and most of the family members of my generation have changed the German spelling to its English equivalent.
My father's parents were distant cousins and both had the same last name. Their grandparents, Reverend Adolf Fuchs and Adolf Friedrich Fuchs, were half-brothers and emigrated from Mecklenburg, Germany, to Texas in 1845 and 1850, respectively.
My mother's father and mother emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine and Bohemia in 1897 and 1900. At that time both areas were German or Austrian territories. Both of my parents spent their childhoods in German-speaking households.
Over the years I have acquired a number of family history books and articles by and about the Fuchs and Romberg families. You can find a number of them available for reading or printing here.