I need the connection between john M. Hoag and his family. Born 1864 in lenawee co.,MI married rosetta Matthews of Dundee,MI, and his father is possibly a john Hoag from Lenawee county who may have a Vermont connection. His family all moved to the Dakota's in the late 1800's for landwas cheaply had on North Dakota. An 1899 land patentfor Wells,NorthDakota in his name proves this happened.the story goes that they moved back after 10 years to Adrian,MI and he stayed back to sell farm to his brother. he never came home. Around 1910 he came home only to die after a horse kick.My mothers familydoesnt know alot about their roots and I have verified all to this point.Either Socrates Hoag or John Gurney Hoag have got to be his father ,can anyone help?