I am an ALPERS.I know that the Alpers name often turns up with a B in most gen listings.So I thought that perhaps there may be a connection. I have William Alpers born abot 1830-1845 in Germany possibly and married Anna Ebert and they had I think 5 sons; Fred, Charles, Herman, Robert (?) and George. They resided in Chicago for a time (1882-1901) Some of the family stayed in Chicago others have gone to Michigan and California. See any connection here?