Hi Mary. I have researching my mother's side of the family. Her mother was Mary Olivia Halter. She had a sister Bertha whose mother died when they were very young. Her father was John Halter. My grandmother was born in Oran, MO. I have found very little information, but I have just started. I just returned from a trip to Oran and Chaffee. The only thing I found was the obit. for my grandmother's half sister, Amanda Urhan (married name) They shared the same mother, Dora Bell Manhellam (sp?). Could there be a connection between your Bertha and my Mary Olivia?