Eureka!! You'll note in my genealogy form that the original Backs male who migrated over from Germany - apparently from Meppen, Hannover, Germany (see Sam's info below) - "disappeared" after his wife's death on the trip over and sister-in-law's family, subsequently raising them. It appears he wound up in Ohio and, eventually, started a whole new clan!! Original theory still hold: "if your name is Backs, we're related." Thanks Sam.Now I've got another whole tree to put together.