Thank you so much for responding. Grandfather Josef Melz, born 1864, died 1930. Francheska Melz (Kalitsch?) Born 1876, died 1920 in Vineland New Jersey. They had Flora Melz born 1894, died 1939, Vineland New Jersey. There were other children, Josef jr., Robert, Frank, Stephanie, Edward, Francis, Frederick, mary, Louisa, Emil, Siegfried. They came to New York 1903, then moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, then to Philmont, where my mother, Maybelle was born. The 4 boys were kept I believe in Gottschee for close to 5 years before they could come over and then they had a few more children. Are We related? Thank you for any info you may have. C. J. Mckenzie When they hit Ellis Island their name was changed to Meltz somehow.