Your right...the possibility is there. Johannes b: 1869 would have been not quite 27 when my Johannes was born in 1896. I have so many questions...what happened to Johannes and his wife (Ida Thomas)? I'm taking this as some kind of sign you getting hold of me at this time...it may be time to start searching again. Where there any plagues etc around the time of my Johannes birth?
Thanks for the help...you have got my mind working again.
Does the birth record give any other information about Johannes b: 1869 besides his parents names. God parents? Occupation?
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. After years of having it at our home, now our children and their families have taken over and all I do is make the dessert. Feels strange. Have to learn how to enjoy this.