Not sure if there's a connection, but I am looking for a Van Vranken whose nickname was "Foozy." He lived in Winfield, Iowa at least for a time, and he and my dad worked in a shipyard in Portland, Oregon in the 1940s. He was probably born around 1925. I know that you didn't have much info. from before 1939 (at one time), but maybe you have more now.