I am looking for help locating info on his parents. Based on Census info he was born in New York, October 1846. The earliest record I can find for him is a IL archive record of marriage to Mary Ann Geiler, issued in 1866 in DuPage Co, IL. There is also a DuPage Co. death certificate indicating he died Sept 1925. He was 1st generation, as his parents birthplace on the census forms were shown as Germany, France or Alsace. I have not been able to establish their names, if he moved with them to IL as a child, or if he left NY as an adult on his own. Any help is appreciated.