Hi - I am researching my grandfather's side of the family: His father Louis William Miller was born in La Crosse, WI 2/16/1886; parents were ??? Miller & Anna Brower or Bower (?). Louis Miller married JESSIE ANN ALLENon 2/16/1914; they had 8 children, 5 of whom lived to adulthood. Jessie Ann died 11/1/1928, Louis remarried to a woman named Lola; Louise died 12/10/1974. My grandfather (Eugene Harold) was the oldest of the children, born in Benton, IL 4/14/1915. My father says they would visit his family in Michigan, where everyone spoke German.In regards to your note, I'm wondering if Jessie Ann Allen's family was who they visited in Michigan.Jessie Ann (she may have gone by just Ann) was born 7/27/1890.Her parents were EDWARD ALLEN born abt 1852 & Mildred Alice Bearden.They were married in 1878.
Please let me know if you think there's connection.