Hi Heather: I too am amazed at all the Schleswig-Holstein/Iowa Lorenzen's!I am the daughter of Carl Lorenzen who is the son of Walter Christian Lorenzen who is the son of Nicholas Lorenzen of Schleswig H/ Marshall Town Iowa. Nicholas was married to Marie Truleson (I believe) I know they owned a farm and Nicholas and Marie had 4 sons and an adopted daughter. The sons names where Walter, Carl, Earnst and Nicholas. The boys loved flying and did alot of aerial acrobat shows. They susposedly did short hops for people and would offer thrill rides for those who were interested. My father was named after his uncle Carl. Carl was killed in a plane crash while taking a customer up apparently it was bad weather and the other brothers didn't want to chance it. He decided to go ahead against his better judgement and went into a dive and couldn't pull out. He and the gentleman he took up were killed instantly.I think the adopted daughter was named anna or louise, I'll have to double check that.I know that my G G Grandparents and brothers of Nicholas came over all together however they hated living in America and said they wanted to go back, they had great difficulty with learning english and did not like all the dirt. Ha!So back they went. My G grandfather stayed and built his farm. last we heard all his sons left, some to Calif some to N. Y. and some to Ohio. Does any of this ring any bells? I would love to find out any info in relation to my Marshall Town family and where they went.