I just got chills reading your letters!I have never done anything with geneology before, so I never expected to find a connection so quickly.Unfortunately, I don't know what the connection is.
My maiden name is Licklider, and my family is from Owensville (like Bill's mom).My grandpa's family is from Jake's Prairie!Maybe you will know where I fit in.
My grandpa's name is Ira Licklider, and he still lives in the Owensville area.He had a brother Chester, and sisters Lucy and Irene (maybe), but that is all I can remember.I get my grandma's brothers and sisters mixed up with his.My grandma was Etta McCune.
My dad is Dennis Licklider who Bill may know if he went to school in Owensville.
I'm sorry, but I can't remember much more.I saw the Licklider book years ago, but my grandpa has it.I'm really not doing a geneology, but I recently had twin babies so family has taken on a new meaning.