I'm going to put my 2 cents in here.... My records show that Mathias Factor (b.1895 Alsace-Lorraine,France) and Margaret had a son Benjamin Factor b.1826. He m)Catharina (Katrina) Ashbacker in 1849. Below is the 1880 Census:
Place: Missouri, Brown, Illinois
Benjamin FACTOR 55 b.FRANCE Farmer
Katrina FACTOR 57 b.FRANCE Keeping House
**Benjamin FACTOR 25 b.OH Farmer
Lewis FACTOR 23 b.OH Farmer
Elizabeth FACTOR 18 b.OH At Home
Jacob FACTOR 17 b.OH At Home Andrew FACTOR 14 b. IL At Home William FACTOR 13 b. IL At Home
Edward FACTOR 10 b. IL
Josephene FACTOR 7 b. IL
Their son **Benjamin Factor b.1855 is the only Benjamin in any records that I can find that fits to be the Benjamin that married 30 July 1889 to Margaret MULLEN. I have worked on this line for several years and I believe this is the correct line. I know the dates don't quite match up in the later census reports but I feel the 1880 census is the accurate one.....
Does anyone happen to have a death date for Benjamin b.1855? I don't have any more than a birth and marriage. I just recently found them in Alton, ILL when I was searching for my Brown family there so I haven't yet looked for probate records. Comments welcome!