My father took me to Pella when I was 5 yrs. old and he could not find much of his kinfolk for the ones he was familiar with were dead. That was my problem until now I am finding some that are alive. His family lived in Iowa before they went to Oklahoma and Nebraska. He was Peter Cornelius Jelsma and born in Marion, Iowa and the others must have been born in Iowa. He had four other sibblings. two sisters, Eva amd Marie;the two brothers, Bert & Henry. My grandfather had at least one or more brothers. One was Lawrence, another one was Franklin.