I found Obituaries for Richard and Catherine in the Montague Observer(Just today). You were correct with the post on Richard dying in Traverse City, Mi. He was born in Holland on 11 Mar 1852. It says he came to America at 17 months old. His father died during the trip and was buried at sea. Then it says he was orphaned when very young. No mention of parents names or when mother died. Kate's Obit says she was born in Rochester, New York. She moved with her parents to Milwaukee and lived there until she was 16. Ordering Death certificates now that I'm sure where they died. Not sure how I can proceed to find Richards original name or parents. I'll keep plugging t it.