You have all been so helpful...this fills in some missing pieces to the puzzle. My dilemna, my grandmother told me 30+ years ago that our family line (Hauck) went back to this John Maurice von Haucke (my grandfather was a hemophiliac, 6'4 and big big fellow, reddish blonde hair). She also said that this line came to America and brought with them a coat of arms which is now on display in the Library of Congress and/or Chicago (I can't remember which---but supposedly it tells us which tribe we are from out of the twelve (12) tribes)).
I had this information typed up years ago, but it was lost in a move. But since I typed it up for her (it was all in handwritten notes) I remembered key details. I remember from her notes that, I believe, Hans (John) had like five kids...Julie (in her notes it wasn't Julia) was the one that married Alexander, etc., the Battenburg line, and she did have the Duke of Edinburgh in there, etc., etc.
From this very limited information I was able to go far with my research. Problem is, the male line I believe comes from one of Hans (John's) boys if that is possible? Did Hans have any brothers? Did any of them come to the United States or their children migrate to the U.S.? Supposedly it's a direct line, as she mentioned Sophia LaFontaine (sp?).
She said since we had a direct line we had the right to sign this book at the library relating to this coat of arms, as we can prove our lineage, just it stops in America, I haven't been able to trace it back any further, I'm very limited in my reserach skills at this point. I was also told of a book by a German Historian, Alalbert Brauer that supposedly charted the Haucke / Hauck family of Wetzlar...I've been trying to get my hands on this book...and have a few leads from some German historians; problem is, I can't read German.
Again, thank you so so much for all your help, this will go into my "research" file and at some point in time, I hope to have enough time to actually trace my grandfather's line back to John Maurice (in my grandmother's notes he was called Hans).