hi susan and thomas.thank you for your reply but i already have most of the info you sent. i know martha schroeder died in 1913 from acute pneumonia. nickolas and othelia lived on bigelow down the street from stephen and ferdinanda schroeder in roseville mi.1930 census. i have been working on my family tree for the last 6 months or so. I have had a lot of help from a woman named mary but her sources have dried up. right now i was hoping to get in contact with some relatives who might help in our mystery which is , what is the relationship between the swieczkowskis and the schroeders. my aunt clara( who was othelia and mary sister ) was given to josef and antonina swieczkowski when she was 7 yrs old and was adopted by them in 1914? there was a steve swieczkowski listed in 1910 as a nephew of stephen living with them at 408 superior st det. mi.disappeared afterand then shown up again living with peter swieczkowski at 408 superior st.then there was a frank schroeder living next door to the swieczkowskis at 595 e forest det.(1910) the swieczkowskis lived at 596 e forest. there is a lot of other stuff that makes it more confusing. what i am trying to find out is did stephen or ferdinanda have a sister that married a swieczkowski? it sound logical but not 100% sure. the last time i had contact with my aunt mary perune she was living in my grandfather stephen's house on bigelow st roseville mi.she passed away feb 10 1981. valentine passed away 1967? thank you for your help leroy.