Hi, Thank you so much for responding.
I think it is assumed that John's middle name was Frank. Not much is known about my great grandparents. But what we do know is that they came over around first of century. Was told that their original name was Veravada, though not sure of spelling and it was changed to Forsman when they got here. Don't think they came through Ellis Island. I was told they came down St. Lawrence River from Minnesota and my family settled on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
When I do have more time I want to research this.
Karen Forsman Ballinger