Shirley thank you for your response. I don't have much info to go on so I will give what I have. My GreatgrandfatherPearl C. Heater Dob and pob unknown.He spent his last days in Elkart. My GrandfatherJohn E. Heater Sr. sometimes went by E. J. HeaterI believe he was born in Elkart. He was the oldest of three children, Dorothy, Terry.My grandmothers name was Tama and they lived in rural Crown Point.He worked in the steel mills of Gary for 50 years or better.He retired and moved to Lake of the Ozarks near Warsaw Mo at white branch resort.He died several years ago but my grandmother still lives in Lowell Indiana with her daughter she is 90. My grandfather had one brother, Dobbin and one sister, Hilda, they are both deseased. Uncle Dobbin had three boys, Jim, Ron and nickname is all I know for the third one Skeeter.They are all Heaters and I believe Ron and Skeeter live in the Crown Point area. My dad is John E. Heater Jr. 72 years old and lives in Grain Valley Mo. He has lived his entire adult life in the K. C. Mo area.Before my grandfather died I inquired about our family and he did give me some info that I wrote down.I am trying to locate it. now.I believe my great-greatgrandfather's name was George Heater and for some reason his nickname was "Ice". All I know about origin is our family came from Germany. Don't know when or where they landed. I hope this has helped some.I will try and get somemore info and look forward to hearing from.