thanks Keith .. this has been one particular dead end for me. I have been able to trace a few generations of Emma's line .. The Borem's ... but have not been able to actually learn anything .. about her death. When she dies around 1893 .. my grandfather was sent to Kansas ...to work on a farm ... so a lot of hand me down history .. was lost through the years.I do appreciate the "look out " .. I know you have seen the Borem name much .. in Andrew Long Ropp/Catherine Hess' line ..