James was the youngest son of Albert Carlos Born Iowa and Elizabeth Fitzsimmons born Canada . He had 2 brothers Martin 3 years older and Peter 5 years older. James was born on the 29 Feb 1880 as per the 1880 census records in Morgan Township, Harrison County State of Iowa. I am trying to find out if the whole family emmigrated to South Africa in 1904 or if any of the brothers stayed in the USA. I am looking for a person called S.J.Linn of Mondamin in Iowa,as my grandfather apparently wrote back to them stating that it took them 2 months to travel by ship from California to South Africa. The South African leg of the Hagerman family is relatively easy to sort out as James William is my Grandfather. My Father Albert Leslie was born to him on 18 Nov 1912 and I Albert Charles 09 Feb 1962. I have a Full Death Cetificate of James William but strangely enough no records for the rest of the family and no-one else seems to have any records. If per chance someone might have information regarding this leg of the Hagerman family please contact me at email@example.com.