Kathy, According to my info he was. Mind you, the children info may be inter-mingled. I'm still trying to work some things out. But her is what I have. If you would like you can email me personally at BJ@mirawood.com. I can send you what I have on the DERSHEM family. My Grandmother was Martha Eleanor DERSHEM. She passed away in 1995 and I am trying to update and maintain the info and pics I inherited. I have family reunion photos and pics of Orpha and Harlen Dershem.