Thanks for your help Brett, I am related through Haskell Berger who arrived in Chicago from Poland in the 1880's with his wife, Mary ??. I am from the line of Abraham Isaac, one of his several sons. Another son of his ran the SK Berger Glass company in Chicago early in the 20th century. He is the earliest I can find in our line. If you would like you can find all that I have found, which isn't much on my web pages about the family at: http://train.missouri.org/~eljay/bergerP1.htmhttp://train.missouri.org/~eljay/bergerP1.htm There is probably no connection with our families but I thought the cigar connection, both including Bergers in Chicago at the same time might bring something to light. I can find no one by the name of Emile but there may be one somewhere.