Kathie, I just now revisited this genforum and saw your request. Sorry for the delay. Ida Elisabeth Karpenstein was one of four children of John (Johannes) Henry (Hein) Karpenstein (born in Germany)and Elisabeth Bougger(born in Switzerland).Her siblings (all born in Wayne, Nebraska) are: Theodore John Henry, b. 1901; Conrad Andrew, b. 1902; Ida Elisabeth herself was born in 1904; Katherine Cecelia, b. 1909.