I don't see any connections in your data, Lucia. The last of the GEERS that I can locate is Jesse M. GEERS b. 1795 in KY, TN or VA? He died in Madison Co, IL, 02-04-1857. His son Jesse J. GEERS, my g-g-grandfather, b. 01-02-1831 in Cincinnati, OH owned land in Clinton Co, IL near the town of Trenton. I haven't been to the forum for awhile, sorry for the delay!