Nicholas Scharffenberg b. 12/11/1861, married Marie Cordsen b. 6/27/1865.Their children were: Carl, William, Louise, Emma, (my Grandmother) Helen (Lena), Herman, Mary, Bertha, Ella, Arthur and Walter Hans. The oldest 5 children were born in KS., Mary, Bertha and Ella in Iowa, Arthur and Walter in So. Dak. where the family remained.I would like any information on the parents or other siblings of Nicholas and Marie.The last name is sometimes spelled Scharfenberg.