Thanks for your prompt reply Claude. I recently started on my grand daughter's husband's line of the family. Alfs, being her mother-in-laws maiden name.It is traced back to Gerd Alfs who was born in Hanover, Germany in 1824.He married Mary Henrichs and they had 8 children. George, Henry, Herman and Martin are the sons names that we have.The line I'm tracing is George, born 2/21/1863, d. 12/31/1947. His son Courtland George Alfs, 5/15/1895-7/26/1962, is the father of her mother-in-law, who is Dorotha Jean who married William E. Kerbox. From what I can gather all settled in the midwest. Any help is greatly appreciated.