Looking for any information of a possible link to my Phillip Eppard.. said to have a half-sister in Freeport, Illinois. Timeframe this was mentioned in his obituary in 1927. Some first names of possible sisters are: Eva and Minnie. Not much to go on. Phillip supposedly came over to America in 1853. He was born in 1832 in Mannheim or Hessen*Darmstadt, Wallersheim, Germany.