Hi Judy, What little I know wouldn't fill a thimble. My husband's grandfather was Albert Arends. That is all I know about him. I do know that there was some Arends in Nebraska as in the 1970's there was a letter that came from a lawyer somewhere in Nebraska that sent a letter to my mother-in-law looling for my husband's father or his brother and two sisters or heirs as someone in Nebraska named Arends had died and these were the only relatives he could find. My husband remembers meeting his grandfather once. We do know that he was married twice.