John Balmer lived in the vicinity of Guelph Canada where my grand mother Ann(a) Jane was born about 1872. He had about ten daughters and one son named Alexander. Alexander Balmer lived in south Lansing in the 1930s and on. He and his wife Lulu had sons Roger and Ted and a daughter named Verna. Verna married a Mapes who was killed in an elevator accident, She never remarried.