Hello Bonnie, From the information you posted,I believe you are my cousin because my father was Joseph,my grandfather was Joseph with a brother named Alex and my greatgrand father was George. I was born and raised in Mandan,ND. I am now retired and living in Bismarck,ND and am presently working on genealogy and of course on the Ferderer family. I have information back to 1707. Please drop me an E-mail and let me know how you are doing and maybe we can compare info.