Dear Barb,Who are your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents?Were any of your more distant ancestors born in Alsace-Lorainne or Bavaria ? What year was your g-great grandfather born?My g-great granfather was born in Germany in 1835.He was Christian Roemer Sr. and he raised a family of 13 children in the Orland, IL area.My mother (1912)knew all the names, dates and places for the Roemer's, Baumgardner's, Kuchenenmeister's and Klein(ow)'s.She never made a booklet for any of us and when we were younger, we didn't pay enough attention.I think that the connecting link for many of the Roemer's is Heinrich Roemer, born in Bavaria about 1810.There is no one left that I knew as a child who could answer all of our questions.Please readmy forum letter to Kate Roemer. All of the early Roemers in IL, WI, MI, and IN are related, but it is hard to fit all of the pieces together . Good Luck, Marilyn Elsie (Roemer) Lowey Nelson.P.S. My Granddmother was Elsie Roemer b 1899 in Orland,Il, Dau. of Christian Roemer Jr. b. 1862. I was born 1936 in Chicago.email@example.com"Nellie Nevada"