Frank Ackerman, Indianapolis Indiana
This is my first time posting at this site.I am starting from scratch with this line of our family.Anyone out there who may be related or know of blood lines, would be helpful.The only information I have is that Frank Ackerman (may be Francis) was born 1942 (don't know the state), married 1964 (in IN, Indianapolis, Marion County, I believe-his second marriage) to Ronda V. Smiddie.He had a child, born in 1963, also in Indianapolis, IN, Marion County.Then, he died in 1964, in Indianapolis, IN, Marion County.I thought I had the correct name and location of his cemetery (he was placed in a mausoleum), but searches on their online lists have turned up nothing. I do know that he was a brand-new firefighter at the time of his death.He was not killed in the line of duty, but he was given a "full honors" firefighter burial...came from a family of firefighters, as well.I was his step-daughter (a toddler), and my half-sister, Sherri, his daughter, with our mother, was an infant when he died from cancer.Our family moved away, Mom remarried, and we lost touch with everyone.I am trying to get back in touch with anyone still alive from that part of the family, or at least research the roots for my sister.I do believe that he had at least one child from a previous marriage, a Michael (we referred to as Mikey).So far, my research of IN records (what there are available for public consumption), including SSDI, have not turned up anything conclusive. My mom made mention that his family may have originally come from NY, after the old country. I know he also had an Uncle (or G-Uncle?) Don and Aunt Mildred, also in Indianapolis, IN, Marion County (Goss, last name I think). Any help would sure be appreciated. I am trying to surprise my sister with leads or contact with a long-lost relative.Thank you.