If you have no info for Phyllis, how can you be certain of her lineage? Oh well, Melvin's obit published in The Peoria Star Journal on 25 May 2001. His parents were Harm Ernest Nannen (14 Jul 1901 - 17 Dec 1990) and Katie M. (nee: Riekena) Nannen (16 Apr 1910 - 15 Nov 1950). Katie was born Trientje Mefenda Riekena to Anna Dorothea Hammerich Riekena (23 Apr 1887 - 29 Jan 1955) and Behrend Riekena (9 Feb 1880 - 10 Jun 1918). All of these folks are buried in Peoria, IL. Melvin's paternal grandparents: Henry Ernest Nannen (4 Dec 1871 - 25 Dec 1942) and Reka Lohr Nannen (12 Oct 1876 - 7 Apr 1951). I logon daily but routinely bypass requests for obits preferring "research" instead. You've been seeking this for a long time and today is your day!(lol) Could Phyllis have roots in Wabash, IN?