Mary's death certificate (signed by my grandfather, Charlie Sidney Lagrand) indicates that Mary's father was "Thomas A. Echckoff(sp)). I believe this was actually an anglicized version of "Tammen Andreas Eckhoff". Records indicate that Andreas arrived in this country in 1854 from Germany. I cannot locate Mary's birth certificate which would clarify her lineage. Her mother's name also remains unknown). Mary married William Henry Ahland on Oct 2nd, 1879.
Thanks. Brenda Duncan - firstname.lastname@example.org