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I read your message, and was very excited to see the name of John Herman's parents (John is my 2nd g.grandfather). My grandmother said that they were orphaned in Conception Mo. as children, and she never knew what Johns parents names were. I have been researching, with know luck until I found your message of John Casper and Marg. Dust. How did you get the names and do you have info. any futher back? I have a complete list of all of John and Marie Catherines 12 children. Your G.grandmother shows as Margaretha Marie b. Nov.19, 1879, and I show the first names of the sons alittle different than yours. The spelling of Ricke, I don't think has changed. A missionary friend of ours was in Quito (El Salador?) S. America. The first New World School of Arts and Crafts was founded by two Flemish friars, Jodoko Ricke and Pedro Gosseal. This was back in 1552. Please, I would be so very interested in any and all info. you can share with me, and I can share with you. Thanks so much, hope to hear from you soon. Terri