Thanks for the info. I do know that he was a chef at the Plankinton House because my mother inherited from my grandmother a biography that was written by my grandmothers sister I believe. He is related to me on my mothers side, but I'm not sure exactly of the exact lineage. It sounds like the same guy though. I believe that he was my grandmothers grandfather but I'm not to sure on that. Any information you had would be awesome.