looking for a McPherson and Eckstein match. I mean, that's going to be pretty uncommon, right? And sure enough, I got a hit on a Clara MacPherson Logan, father Alex MacPherson, mother Catherine Eckstein who was born in Goldthwaite, TX July 1881 and died in New Braunfels in 1974. Yehi!
Then checked on Goldthwaite. Goldthwaite is in Mills Co. now, but Mills Co. was not formed until 1885. Prior to that it was Brown Co.
Checked Brown Co. in 1880. BINGO! It's indexed under Alex McPhilbon, but it's Alex McPherson (44, b. PA, father--Scotland, Mother PA) is there with his wife, Catherine (b. Baden) and their children: Charles (b. IL) 14, Adelia 8, Elmond? 5, Ida 4 and Rosann 1.
Then checked 1900 Mills Co. Alexander McPherson is there, b. Apr. 1837 OH-AtSea-PA, Catherine, Mar. 1841, married 28 yrs., m of 7, 6 living, Ger-Ger-Ger. Children: Elmer, 24(Nov. 1875), Rosa, 21 (May 1879), and Clarra, 18 (June 1881). Also a grandson, Homer McPherson who is 5. the birth dates are wrong on both Elmer (Elmo) and Clarra (Clara).But we finally got the Ohio that Elmo talks about.
This proves to me once again the power of a sibling!
Hope this helps! I'm sure you can take it from here! Happy hunting! Andrea