Thank you for the e-mail address why are you sure that my great great grandfather was not you great great grandfather? my great great grandfather Herman had to sons my grandfather and his brother and he had a daughter I dont have to much information no birthday date on Herman Ricklefs or where he was born just on my grandfather Henry Neal Ricklefs born at Jever, Olderenburg AUG. 27 1865He was baptized as a child in the Lutheran church at Jever but instructed and confirmed in the Lutheran church at Leerhafe East Friesland my grandfather came to the U.S.A. at the age of 27 this was on his obituaries.I would like to know more about how you thing we could be relatives it also said that my grandfather left other relatives in germany. where are you from? when my grandfather came to the U.S.A. he came to Jones co. Iowa. Would like to here more form you.