Larry, thanks for the information, I knew by some stories I have read that our relative was a rounder, but like you said he straightened up and raised a nice family. I have the book The Salzburger Saga, it mentions his trouble, but very lightly. Where is Crosby,Tx. Merv & I took a 4 months motorhome trip last year and spent 5 days in Fredericksburg, and his sister lives in Houston. Thanks again and if anyone comes up with any other information I'd appreciate it. Jackie.