I am researching my fathers family lines.
My fathers name is Millard Reed Shoopman, but everyone calls him "Hap" or Happy". His maternal grandfather gave him his nickname because he was a very happy baby and there was a radio show called the "Happy Hooligan" at the time of my fathers infancy.
My grandparents are Charley Franklin Shoopman of Nebraska, August 1903, and Mildred Phillips of Oklahoma,April 1903.
My Paternal great-grandparents are David Lafayette Shoopman, IL 1866 and Effie Kirk, kansas 1876.
My maternal great-grandparents are Isaac Samual Phillips, IL 1866 (yes, same state and year) and Mary Amanda Alkere (Alkeire?) with no more information regarding her.
I have a little more information on the Shoopman side back to abt 1767, but the information stops dead at my maternal great-grandparents Phillips.
Help is ALWAYS welcome. I will share what information that I have with you, also.
Thank you, LaRese