I have a great grandfather Heinrich Claus Paulsen born on August 05, 1874 in Washington, Illinois - Will County. His wife was Minnie and they had a son named Raymond Marvin Earl Paulsen born on November 24, 1906.
Heinrich Claus Paulsen's parents were Klaus Paulsen and Sophia Hack from Kiel Germany.
This is all the information I have on my father's side of the family as my grandmother Betty passed on before I was able to glean any further information.
I do know that our branch of the Paulsen family owned extensive land between Joliet and Chicago Illinois that was turned over to Lutheran homes for their care.
Any information I can find would be greatly appreciated as my father did not maintain many records and my grandfather destroyed most of them after my grandmother passed on.