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I have also been in touch with Joanie in Montana. She and I are full cousins and you would be a half cousin. My grandfather was Albert Ferdinand who was Michael George's oldest son with his first wife, Margaret. His 2nd son was Joseph, who is Joanie's grandfather. Your grandfather, George W., was the oldest son with the 3rd wife, Dora. You seem a little young to have a grandfather born in 1899. I'm 51 and live in Denver now, but grew up in the northshore area of Chicago. My grandfather, Albert, married Mary Ellen Philbin and lived in Chicago, had my father, Gerard, who had 5 children, all in Chicago. 2 are still there and 3 of us are in Denver now. Great grandfather, Michael George (his obituary says that was his name, however I believe he went by George) was a division superintendent for the Chicago Evening American newspaper for 21 years. Perhaps that is the same paper your grandfather worked for. I am going to try to research immigration records to see if I can find where he's from in Germany. Nice to meet you. Kathy Mullens