Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been monitoring the other gubbins forum on yahoo and forgot to check back here. I have recently learned a great deal. The micheal i wrote about was my great grandfather. His wife was named mary and they had three children (Marie, Joseph, and Angelina). They lived in Chicago around 1900. Angelina died at a very young age. Joseph was my grandfather, he married and eventually settled in Oak Park, and Marie apparently lost touch with my grandfather for many years, but did make an appearance in Oak Park for his wake in 1957.