Hi, Dawn -- We've e-mailed each other before. I have some additional information which may be helpful.With the help of Bonnie Boyle Harvey, I've been able to track down my GGG Grandfather, John Ackerman (or Aukerman), b. 1787 in France, m. Ann ?, b. 1775 in France. They immigrated to the U.S. sometime after 1843.They had at least four children: George, (1827-1916), my GG grandfather; Frank, b. 1843; Adam, b. 1839; and Mary (1825-1900), who married Nicholas Rushe.All four of the children were born in Alsace-Lorraine, and I don't know if they had other children.Could my John Ackerman be related to your Frank Ackerman, since they were only 13 years apart.I look forward to hearing from you.