Thanks to both of you for the quick response! MUCH appreciated! This helps put better parameters around the timeframes of which they moved. Frank's youngest sister is my great great grandmother and I knew she was the only child in her family to be born in WI - the rest were in Germany. I just wasn't sure how long they were in WI. I also have a lot to learn about the time in MN. I have other communications between the siblings and first cousins from the early 1900's and it never ceases to amaze me the lengths they went thru to keep in touch with their family - even if they moved several states away in an era without cars or phones. Something to strive for! Many many thanks once again!!!