Dear Nancy, I believe that I might have some info for you.My great grandfather was John Albert Ackerman, who was the second son of John and Anna Ackerman.Their first son was William [according to my records](b1863-d1940), who married Susan Emerick [children: Wm. Ernest & Zella]. John A. m. Harriette Wade, & had 5 daughters: Pearl, Emma, Ethyl (my grandma), Francis, and Clara.J& A's 3rd child was Mary.Anna died, then John m. Christina, who bore Minnie, & twins: Emma & David.
I am not entirely sure where the homestead was, but I remember going to Ackerman family reunions in Indiana(if memory serves, Iwas very young when we went; it could have been Ohio).Then we stayed with Cedric & Helen Strater, who I know lived in Indiana.He was the son of Claude and Zella.
I have about 10 pages of Ackerman family history; tree-branches, really.I will make copies and send them to you if you like (sorry, I don't have a scanner).Let me know if you want this, and send me your address.