Carmellia, i am not mavis, but i am a Kroesing. My records show that Srg. James Ernest kroesing was the son to Ernest Meinhardt and Florence Justine Kroesing. There children were George Johann(who died in Germany during WWII) James, helen (Babe) Joy, May, and Elizabeth. My Kroesing line is from Ernest Meinhardt's brother C.(Charlie) Herman who married Lottie Paulson. Ernest and C. (Charlie's) parents were Johann Meinhardt and Augusta Saust. They came from Germany in the 1880's and went to Nebraska, then they moved to Canada in the early 1900's. My grandfather C. (Charlie) lived in Idaho.