Yes! I checked with the Mike I know and he is your nephew ... "small world". Anyway, my ancestor; Andrew ERDMANN was born in Strozewo, Prussia in the 1830s, moved to Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., WI in the 1850s. Married Anna Shrader at Beaver Dam around 1855 --- moved to Havana Twp., Steele Co., Minn. around 1865. This is all according to the Minn. books and his obituary. Problem is --- I've failed to find ANYTHING on him in Beaver Dam , Dodge Co., WI!! What is your Erdmann ancestor's name that made the similar migration route to Minn. in the 1800s? Also, do you know where they originated in Prussia? Thanks!