Audrey Kjer was my grandmother who was born and raised in Eureka. Her cousins were Earl and Carl Kjer who stayed in the area. Based on your information, Matthies, or Matthaew as engraved on the wood plane, would be my great, great, great grandfather. Do you know of a Anne Pohler, same generation as Cecilie? She was married to Carl H. Kjer. I've just started my research in anticipation of a trip to Denmark this summer. I am on ancestors.com as kschack64. I will also be starting research on Peter Thomsen and Maria Helena Roth Thomsen, my grandmother's maternal grandparents. They are from the Ferndale area, originally from Denmark. Thank you for your quick response. Any information you can share is much appreciated.