I am related to George Lauer the blacksmith!!!!! My dad told me about him and my husband and I traveled there several years back and saw what was still standing of the old blacksmith shop. There was a small museum in the town too near the railroad I believe, but it was locked up when we were there. My maiden name is Heyden. My grandmother, my father's mother, was Bertha Lauer Heyden Kunstman, born in 1897 and died in 1982. I believe George was her grandfather, making him my great-great-grandfather. My name is Patricia Truty (Maiden name is Heyden). I live in northern Illinois and my parents were born and raised in Chicago.