Judy, thanks so much for your response and the information on Fredriksson--It is the closest thing I have seen so far--so it may be the one--and it gives me something to go on. I sent you an email thanking you on your email address, but it was sent back as incorrect address--so I hope this reaches you. I didn't give you more infor other than Nebraska, as that is the only info we had. if anyone knows of Erik August Fredriksson in the late 1880's or early 1900's in nebraska, We would love to hear more. Thanks again.