I would have to dig out the family history. All my dad said was that he was a cousin and that is where I got my artistic talent from. John and Mary Ellringer were is grandparents and my dad died at 95, 5 years ago. I know there nationality was French, Luxenbourg and German. They settled in the lower Minnesota area of Elba & Beaver in Whitewater State Park. They came over with the Majerus who were also from Luxenbourg. The town of Beaver Minnesota got flooded out back in the 30's and they never rebuilt and now it is part of the Whitewater State Park. I wish I new more.