I'm trying to find connections between my ancestor George Factor and the other Factor families that settled in Coshocton County, Ohio in the 1840s. George was born in 1828 in Alsace-Lorraine, France. He married Anna Guenther and had several children: Mary Ann, George, Samuel, Frank, Agnes, Bertha, Isabella, Alice and Clara.
Other families of the area of that time include: Mathias Factor, Joseph Factor (1833-1906), Reeves Factor and Furdum (Ferdinand or Frederick?) Factor. All of them (I think) were born in Alsace-Lorraine. Much of Mathias's family moved to Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Information on Joseph's family can be found in message 4 in the Factor forum.
I have also come across information that says Factor may be a variation of the name Fechter. Many Fechters were also found living in Alsace-Lorraine.