Thanks for the correction! I could need another clarification from you. Does "at sea (US)" from your first reply mean Leroy's father was born at sea in the U.S.? According to my current information his father John C. was born 1855 in IL and died 1920 in Whiteside Co. (Rock Falls? His wife Anna Elizabeth, nee Fackler, resided at death in 1904 in Rock Falls and is buried Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison). All Kleinschrodt in Whiteside Co. are closely related. Michael (wife Grace) is an uncle of Leroy, brother to John C. The grandparents of Michael and John C. immigrated to IL in 1845. Grace and Michael had a son Bernie (Bernard Lloyd), born 1891 in Morrison, died 1981 in Morrison, burial at Grove Hill Cemetery (together with wife Lulu M.). I don't know why Bernie cannot be found on the 1930 census (one more misspelling?).