There are several Carl Eds in our family. If you could give me the complete names of your parents including your mother's maiden name, I will try to figure out if and how you fit into our family. If I can make the connection, then I will have lots of information I can share with you.
I must make you aware, however, that there are a few Ed families in the country who are of Swedish descent but who are not related to my line of Eds. The good news is that every Ed that I know of from Illinois is indeed related.