A relative had the middle name "Amos." I could not determine where the family had gotten this name as it was not a name used in the low-German family into which this individual was born. Then I looked at the grandfather's name: Ehme. As soon as I said the name "in my head," I knew where they had gotten "Amos." Ehme is pronounced like the English word "aim."
And that's probably where Amos got his name.