Several questions was your Emma Chris Brinkman wife? Could your Fred be be the Fred Witte that is in St John Cem. at German Church and 40 or is he at 42nd & German Church ? Does the name Rose Cook from Zion mean any thing to you ? Do you know any of the Witte's that lived on the first farm house North of Prospect an the West side of German Church Rd ? Warren Central pre ww2 does the name of Elmer or Bryon Witte sound familiar(they were both active in sports there). Or possibly an Opal or Gladys Witte? If any of this rings with you we need to get together on the phone or meet some place It sounds like you might be relaited to my wife. were you by any chance a Matthews ? Clara Cook's ( Koch ) was Herbert Witte wife - mother of Elmer , Mildred, Opal, Byron & Gladys.What is your mother's name ? Was Lewis's wife Malinda Brinkman - did they have a son Charles ?