My grandfather, Rufus, and his 1st wife had 2 children and he and his 2nd wife, Verna(nee McGaughey) had 6 children. Opal, Bernice, Viola, Wayne, Kathryn, Leola (my mother) and Edwinare deceased.My Aunt Madaline is still alive and she is 93. My mother was married to Howard Runge, who is also deceased.My grandparents did have a farm.Rufus died at a relatively young age and my grandmother and the children ran the farm.I am the youngest of 3 children.My brother, Gordon(born in 1939) lives in California and my sister, Deanne(born in 1944) and I(born in 1947) both live in Illinois.My Uncle Wayne had done work on the Wirsing geneology so I am familiar with some of the names that you mentioned.I have met Lincoln and Thomas at the Wirsing Reunion.My husband, Paul, and I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. My grandparents came from Penn. to Illinois in 1911 or 1912. I do like searching for relatives and am interested in the stories that they have to tell.