Thank you Gary, the information you gave me does help. James W. Ertel is my GG-Grandfather He and Thomas settled in Jay County, Indiana. James married Priscilla Ann Allen. Thomas married Margert C. Johnson.
Daniel, their father and my GGG-Grandfather, bought 640 acers of Government land In Jay County. The first patent ever issued in that county for land was for him.
You may already have this information so I will close for now, if not I will share all that I have.