Just happened to be cruising through the Wideman postings and found yours (and mine) again.In the past two years much information has been gathered.It was only recently that I discovered the branches of the Wideman family who migrated to California....and yes, you are part each other's and a part of mine!!!!
I am at this time waiting for death certificates to verify the family connection; however, the gen. society in Monterey agrees with my theory that these are part of the Illinois Widemans who came from France.
I have a great deal of information about our common families, their connections in France and then Illinois. I will be very happy to share.
You may contact me personally at my email address or through the site here.I look forward to hearing from your both.