Jonas Rupkalvis born approx 1855. He and his first wife went to America approx 1905/7. His first wife died of sunstroke while collecting grain which had fallen on the side of the railway line in Chicago.
Jonas was at his first sons wedding - John Michael to Elsa Juska about 1904/5 in Naumiestis, Lithuania. John Michael and Elsa migrated to America arriving late 1906 with two sons, August 1 1/2yrs and Otto 6 mths. Elsa was pregnant with Martha at the time.
Jonas returned to Lithuania and married Berta Stanchus in 1913/14. They had 2 sons, Heinrich (Andrew)1919 and August 1923.
We are having trouble in finding the ancestory line in Lithuania. If anyone could help that would be most appreciated. Thank you from Australian Rupkalvis family.