I can give you what little I have on my Charles W Michael. Most of the info I have has come from family and a couple of Conn family researchers.My grandfathers death certificate lists Charles birth place as Illinois but one contact says Indianna between 1858 and 1869 and another says Iowa 1864 so I don't really know for sure. I know that they moved around alot and lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Colorado and who knows where else.No one seems to know who his parents were. Does the census list his state of birth and that of his parents? Did your Charles W Michael travel to Oregon with his parents or stay in Kansas?