Marci - I'm so sorry, it's been 2 years since I've been on this site, and only now saw your message. I know that Louisa/Belle Ing Kippenbrock was definitely related to me when I found the name because my grandfather told me that he had a relative, an aunt by the name of Kippenbrock that lived in Texas too (which is where he was), I think in Austin as well. I have talked with a few other members of your Kippenbrock family, including, I think, your father about 15 years ago. I recall my grandfather also telling me that he believed one of the Kippenbrocks ended up moving to Alaska or going there to work at some point. Know anything about that? BY the way, the furthest I can go back in the Ing family history is to Oliver Cromwell Ing's father, Thomas Ing. He was supposedly born in England around 1791, and came to America as a young man, marrying in Pittsburgh, PA in 1812 to Sarah Crouse/Cruse/Cruz. He was a tailor/tavern keeper and founded the town of Ingstown, Ohio. Later the name was changed to Kingston, Ohio. It's still there, a small town of about 1000 people, and in the center of town, Main Street crosses with Ing Street. I've never been there, but would like to someday to learn more about Thomas Ing, because I know nothing further about him and his history, but I'd like to. By the way, Oliver Cromwell also had a brother named Edward. Somewhere in the boxes of genealogy research I did 15 years ago, I received his obituary. By the way, please feel free to email me.