I am a descendant of Parman's in Ottawa County, Ohio. I show Ray as a son of Harry August Joachim Wilhelm Parman born 9/29/1884 who married Mary (Mayme) Hopfinger. August was a son of Johan Freidrich Parman (9/26/1858-11/17/1889) and Sophia Qualman (10/25/1859-1/01/1934). Johan was a son of Joachim Christoph Pohrmann born 1829 in Mecklenburg, Scherin County, Germany and Caroline Christina Frederika Wolter. They were married 2/26/1858 at St. Paul's Lutheran, Ottawa Co., Ohio. Joachim had a brother Christian who also came to Ottawa Co. I found Christian's birthdate as 10/1/1828 but family claims they were twins. Joachim & Christian were sons of Johan & Sophia Gilow. Johan Pohrmann never left Germany. I have more info if you are interested. We are 4th cousins.