This is not directly related to your post but sort of.
My great-grandfather was an Ideker in Plymouth Couty, Iowa
near Hinton. This weekend I went to the Indiana District
LWML convention in South Bend, IN. There I met a lady
named Ottilie. She was the spitting image of my grandmother
Amanda Ida Emma (Ideker) Howe. She had Ideker ancestors. Now how small a world is that.