I joined an organization caled The American Historical Society of Germans fro Russia over 10 years ago. Through that organization and a relative named Isadore or Ike Appelhans from Topeka KS, I was able to acquire most of the information I now know about our family tree. They have a website if you are interested in looking. I am a member of the Golden Wheat Chapter in Wichita.
Isobel's parent's generation include her Dad Eric who was born in Colorado Springs Colorado and her Uncle Nick and Aunt Lenore who were born in North Dakota.
The next generation is mine and that will be next time.