Thanks, I think that John was my great-grandfather. My uncle sent me a copy of John's bio published in a book on the history of Floyd County. My problem is trying to find John's parents and other family members, since he was born in Germany. So far I haven't found any information on how and exactly when he came to the States. He had a lot of children, so Miss Binger could be a lot of people. I'll have to take a look at that plat book next time I'm in Charles City - not a frequent trip since I live in California!