My original research was concentrated on the Pahlke and Schwemm Families. The majority of them settled in the Barrington, Illinois area.
Other family names that I am now researching include in connection with the Schwemm and Pahlke lines are Rethmeier, Rethmeyer, Friedland and Schnetlage.
In the greater midwest area I am researching Schultz, Horton, Maish, Poland, Warren, Usilton and many more.
I also am researching ancestors in Upper Michigan. The Johnson family settled in Toivola at the turn of the 20th century. I am researching the Johnson, Keturi, Gull, Salmi, Mattila, Taskila and Lampi surnames (to only name a few!).