Brian - He did indeed go to Michigan. He lived and married in Escanaba, Michigan. My grandfather was born in Escanaba. Tough, cold country. I don't know where the T comes from but the E is probably for his extra name that is not often found "Ek". In the Swedish military soldiers had to have a one syllable name to be called by. He picked "Ek". I will do my best to find this but my take awhile as I am sky high in other projects. Thanks again.