I have obtained further info regarding Charles Anton Lapp, though it hasn't gotten me much further. His parents were John Lapp and Philimina Heinz - both born in Germany. I do not know when they immigrated to the US. Family oral history has it that John had a claim (probably by inheritance) to a large piece of land in the Black Forest. Charles Anton Lapp's actual birthdate was August 22, 1878 and he was born in Elizabeth, NJ. He died March 1944. If anyone can give me any clues whatsoever I would be very grateful.