I am at a brick wall with my mother's family history. Her father, Robert Lawrence Hartman (went by Robert Lawrence Lutes as a child), supposedly lived in an orphanage as well as his sister Viola Lutes. It has been told that Robert (my grandfather) thought his last name to be "Lutes" until he went to register for the Army and the officials informed him of his real last name "Hartman". I do not know who Robert and Viola's parents are and I am desparate to find out. Any help would be appreciated as I do not know where to begin.
(daughter of Carla Hartman)