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My grandfather, Evan Sackfield, was born in, I believe, Rapid City, Ia in 1878. His people ended up in Matherville, Il, about 30 miles from Rock Island, Il. He married Sarah Jane Williams when he was about 28 years old and had 10 children, including my father, Emmitt. I believe his father was John. I think John and his brother William emigrated to America together in the middle 1800s.