Linda - Hi, its great to meet another x-times removed cousin. I'm finding more and more doing this research. Where can I find this book on the Overturfs? And did I read correctly that the name was changed from Overdorf?
My real interest is in Minerva's son Simon. He moved to Iowa with his uncle. Our family has a photograph of him in his Civil War uniform and he has fascinated me since I was a small child.