Benjamin and Kelly (Loepker) Theiss, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Brayden Jerome Theiss. Born Aug. 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Brayden joins Natalie Theiss, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Junior and Diane Loepker, New Haven. Paternal grandparents are Allan and Melanie Theiss, Villa Ridge. Great-grandparents are Frances Loepker, Washington, and the late Ervin Loepker Sr., Lorraine Hellmann, Labadie, and the late Jerome Hellmann, and Marlene Keller, St. Louis.