Ray Stroman is the brother of my adopted maternal grandfather Dale Stroman. After his brother's death Grandpa Stroman was a staunch and adamant Republican since he blamed the Democrats for the 1st World War and for his brother's subsequent death. His politics also influenced his oldest daughter, Lucille Mae Stroman Risser as she was also a lifelong staunch Republican. Dale was born in 1886, probably in Lagrange Co., Indiana. My guesstimate is that Ray was probably born in Lagrange Co., Indiana as well as Dale's sisters were also born in Lagrange County.