In 1917 the area called Cedar Point Utah, on the Utah and Colorado Border was opened by the federal government for homesteading. My father Sylvester Lucius was one of the original pioneers. Loyd Ernst was another. He was single with no relatives in the area. I don't have any idea where he was from or what family he might have had elsewhere. We assume he was probably in his early 20's at the time. He had a homestead north of us. He married a daughter of another homestead family Minnie was 17 and from Nebraska. she was liveing with her mother and stepfather Mr Wilson. she had a sister and a stepbrother. Loyd and my father and several other men from this area joined the army and served in the first world war in Belgium and France. Loyd and Minnie Ernst had one son Nickname Buck. We are trying to make up a chart and map and list the original homesteaders and where they were from and a little about them. I have managed to get information on some of the others. But Loyd has proved to be a mystery. I would appreciate any info on him or shere he might have been from or any existing family.