My father was born on Aug. 29, 1902 in either Chicago or Muskegon. His mother was Mary Kirchner or Oplinger or Anderson. His mother's maden name was Backus and was from England. I think she and her sister, Lucille, were from England. Was told she was related to Jim Backus, the actor and also Lauren Bacall. I can't find his father anywhere, but I think he had a sister Emma Kirchner. My mother. Jennie Swanson, was married to Elmer, but I was told he was married twice before and he lived in Chicago in the 1930 Census. Don't know for sure. If anyone can help, I would sure appreciate it. Was also told his father was Harry Oplinger, but changed his name to Kirchner. He lived in Muskegon, MI and I thought he was born there, but couldn't find a record of that and I contacted the Court House to check. Alma came up a couple of times.
If anyone can help would sure appreciate it.