Shannon, I Read your message on GenForum. In your research did you ever get into Czech? My Grandmother was an Oper. They came to the U.S late 1800's from the Praque area. She was a tot and her Parents were Frank and Anna Agnas Oper.
There had Frank Jr. John, Frederick, Mary or Marie who was my Grandma she married a Joseph Materna, also from Czech. There was also a son Thomas and another daughter Anna Agnas the youngest. They were all raised in St. Paul Minn.
does any of this sound familiar? thanks Evabooher@aol.com