Steve, RIGHT ON! You have shown the line of descent. Now I found something on Mary Ann PONTIOUS/PONTIUS last night on Ancestry.com Family Trees.It states that Mary Ann BRITEGAM died 08 September 1879, Lincoln Co.,KS. Source was 1880 Census Mortality Index. (I saw the on-line extract myself.) Could you please fill me in on Michael & Mary Ann's residences/census pages/etc? I do my best work off rough family group sheets.I gather all of the corroborating material I can on each individual/couple. I've not worked on this line for quite some time, but I do have lots of material I've collected since the early 1980's. And I think we can piece this family together & lay a solid base for other researchers.