Thanks for the information you have supplied, HOWEVER this is NOT my father. As I stated my father told me that BOTH of his parents died at a very early age. His mother died first and his father just a couple of years afterwards. I know for a fact he went and lived with his AUNT and as a small child. Then his AUNT died before he became of age so it left him with no family. My father joined the circus at the age of 13-15 years of age where he learned the art of being a magician. This art would be something he used his entire life. My father joined the military in his twenties. I have found there were a couple different male children named Eugene Pronk. My father was Eugene Clarence Pronk, born in Faulk Co. New York in 1920. Neither of his parents were born in the US but were from Holland. Thanks for trying to help.