John I am wondering if your Henry Acker may be a brother or cousin of my Jacob Acker. The names Catherine, Jacob and Henry are the same names in my Acker family - Jacob the father, Mary Catherine the mother and Henry a son. Jacob was born in 1823, had son Henry that may have died prior to the birth of son Elias who was born in 1853. The reason for this thought is Henry was on the census in 1850 3 mths or yrs old (hard to read) and not on the census in 1860. I have been stuck at this spot searching for information on Jacob and his wife Eliza from the beginning. The census state his parents were from Germany; he was born in PA. My grandmother had written Eliza spoke German but I do not know for certain. I would be interested in hearing what your thoughts are on this.