Rich, I am just starting to research my McNamara and Frederickson family from near Hastings, Minnesota.Apparently they were related to the Conelys.Who were related to the Ahren's.I'm trying to go at this from all angles.
Here is what I have so far.My great great grandmother was Margaret McNamara (who married August Fredricksen -names spelled several different ways) - Margaret had a brother named Martin McNamara who married ALice Conely.Alice's mother Mary E. Conely lived with Margaret and August for a short time - but she also lived with Edward D. Ahren andhis wife Johanna and is listed as a "mother in law" - so I'm assuming that Johanna and Alice were sisters - and Mary was thier mother.Mary E Conley lived with the Ahren's in the 1920 Minnesota census.
Also an "Ahren" signed August Fredricksen's petition for naturalization.
I am wondering if you have any information on Edward Ahrens?
Most of these families were in Nininger, Dakota County Minnesota.
If you have any information would love to hear from you - thank you! Brenda