I have a letter that a family member received at some point (don't know when), but basically:
Morticha Katz m: Yenta and lived in Bila Rutka, Russia (can't seem to find this place anywhere) He was a ship builder for the priest in the area. He had about 10 children. 1. Jake Yokel Katz was born here. 2. Itsic Katz children: Ainsheh, Ruchah, & Hushel (Hanshel) Katz One of them had 2 sons named Harold "Harry" and Martin" Marty" Katz 3. Clara Katz b. Abt 1865 in Missouri m: Edward Perkins
related surnames are mentioned as Skoller, Sitrick, Lisman, & Ammerman which all lived in Moline, Rock Island, or Chicago Illinois.