I have been looking for Frederick John Barthel's children (same person as mentioned in my previous message). Well, I did find one (but sorry to say the information came through another web site). Soon after I got my very first computer, went online, found an old message (over a year old), contacted the person who posted it...We chatted back and forth a few days, she sent me a picture, and the rest is history. She is married to my Great Uncle Albert Barthel's grandson. (Albert is an older brother of Frederick). But my story doesn't end here. I found another message and history file on a Howard Barthel. Well Howard turns out to be a second cousin of mine.....So see everyone...don't loose hope and keep on digging up those old bones (as my son tells me I'm doing) and you too will eventually find the missing links and re-invent the family relationships.