You have done a good job so far.Yes, I know Dave has helped you with this, we have been in contact with each other.
I was trying to confirm with you if it was Lodowick who died at that time, or was it Sarah's Birth record that had been picked up instead.Now I know it is the Death record of Lodowick 1837.I also have the information re the Lodowick who died in 1841 that you mention.
Dave has pretty accurate records & has a lot of knowledge re the Bonesteel families;John is usually short for "Johan Lodowick" and eventually the Johan/John is dropped.I am sure he has you going in the right direction.
Yes, I too like to have documents to prove what I see on line; it is good to have access to this information, as you said, it gives us a direction, it is up to us to prove it.
I will keep my eyes open to see what I can find for you, as I am sure Dave is doing the same thing.If you find anything, let us know.