Actually, I need to revise some of the dates and add more info (and I can't believe it has been over 10 years since I asked this!)
Martin IFFLAND was actually born May 29 1865. He was listed to have been born in "Baldeck" Germany, but I have a suspicion it was Waldeck, Germany.
He passed away Jun 22 1926 at Norton Township, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA.
I found numerous census records and have been able to establish children, etc. but I can't find anything about his parents other than his father was named "John" according to his death certificate.
I'd like to take this line into Germany, but I don't know where to start. If anybody has any info on this Martin's parents, I'd greatly appreciate it!