I am looking for the 1st husband of Emma Jane Novak(my mother-in-law-deceased 1994).I believe his name to be Lawrence(Laurence) Lyman.Jane was born in 1906-07 time frame and was married bet 1907&1928. They had a daughter Colleen in 1928 and there is a story that there was a son who died in infancy. Lawerence died bet. 1928 and 1935.Jane remarried abt.1935 and the daughter was adopted by my father-in-law.All I know is that Jane was from Gilman, IA and went to another town to work and met and married without telling her family. Does any of this fit in your family?????? I have just started on the Novak line and am running into all kinds of dead ends. Any help would be appreciated.