Dear Pamela (if I may)
My father Bernard (Barney) George Japs and
Bernard (Barney) Wheaton Japs were cousins.
On Sept. 25, 1905 Barney (W.) married Helen F.
Gilligan. Helen (or Nell as she was called) was born Dec. 6, 1885. She passed away on Aug. 12, 1930 in Minn. Minn.
I've tried to send this e-mail twice...so..hope the third
time is a charm. (If you get three copies don't be sur-
My Dad and his sister Luella did a lot of research
in the thirties. My cousin Clifford Japs did more research
just recently (even went to Germany) so...we're pretty
sure this information is accurate.
Hope this has been helpful.
I'll look forward to hearing from you..(I'm 77 years young.)
Sincerely, Cousin Bernie.