Lorinda, The John and George Ackerman I speak of also had a brother ( can't recall his name just now) that remained back in Illinois. I now know their father's name was Peter Ackerman. After 1934 or so, I don't know what happened to the Ackerman Bros. but their mother Maggie died in California and is buried there. The name of the cemetery escapes me just now. The Ackerman's owned a business back in Illinois, which I have a pic of. One of the brothers was on his second marriage. Much of the info I have is gleaned from old letters and cards, etc.