I have been interested in Genealogy for about the past 20yrs. I find it interesting conducting the research, there is so much that I now understand and know about people I encountered during my childhood and the family and guests who came to our home to visit and socialize with my parents. I am from a large extended family having emigrated mostly from Germany in the early and mid-1800. Originally, like a lot of German immigrants Wisconsin was the original destination of choice and moving or expanding into Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota and now, cast to the wind, the rest of the US. Family names of interest include Urbatch, Schultz, Kruger and Yeomans.
Urbatch Thanks for the info. I have linked John to his parents. Somewhere in my papers I have a newspaper article about Virginia and Victoria's deaths. I'll dig it out and post it. I am not related to the Urbatch family but my grandparents lived in Swaledale Iowa and my mom grew up there so they knew them well. The girls were about two years older than my mom.