Re: Ackermans from Lorain Ohio mining town
I made a mistake in the above posting. My grandfather didn't work in coal mines, he owned a coal yard in Lorain Ohio. The coal yard was subsquently sold to a Captain Thew and it was turned into one of the first companies in Lorain with steam shovels. It was called (I think) Lorain Shovel Works, or something very similar to that.