I have also been trying to reach Joan for over a year, with no luck. I am researching a possible connection between my family, the Weigele's, and the Risardi, Rezardi family of Iron Mt Michigan. My Great-Uncle Michael Weigele was most probably the 1/2 brother of a lady named Mary who married a Rezardi and who died in about 1984. I have found Mary Rezardi and family in the 1930 census, but am at a dead end.
Looking forward to your response.