Hi, Roseann, Thank you for your reply. At this time I cannot tell you there is a connection, but there probably is. I must go to Elgin to do some research and snooping around before I can really give you some answers. I do know that William and Minnie Hacker had a farm in RR Woodstock. Does your sister-in-law remember any kids when she visited, perhaps? I don't know if Minnie had been married before. Could it be that Minnie's mother's maiden name was Runyon? Plenty of questions, not many answers. I will keep you posted. Please do the same. :)
p.s. This is the first encounter of a possible break for me, too!