I'm trying to trace my father's family line. My father was born Roy Edmund Fern, on Jan 26, 1898 (9), in Dubuque, IA. His father was Bert (Burt) H. Fern, who was also born in IA. My grandmother's name was Josephine A. Marinec (Martinek). They moved to OK in the early 1900's. I was told my ggf was named Benjamin. I found a Benjamin (also spelled Fearn) married to an Ann Elizabeth Kline in IA in 1853. I believe Fern/Fearn originally came from England. I've fornd a Robert Fearn married to a Mary Osborne. It's possible that they could be Benjamin's parents. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who feels related and can share information.