My grandfather, George Kortum, was born in Iowa (I think) right around the turn of the century or right before it. His parents came over from Germany after his mother was dis-owned by her aristocratic family for marrying my great-grandfather. They had one child on the ship which died. I believe there were between 7 and 10 children in all. The youngest, Fred Kortum, died two months ago in Pleasant Hills, CA. My other grandfather's siblings lived in Anaconda, Montana for some time. I'm looking for any information on the family. Thanks!