Just found your posting, even though it was almost a year ago! I just started on my mother-in laws family...
I have a William HECHT (approx. 1885 - 1958) possibly born Minnesota or Iowa. He owned a barber shop in St. Paul, MN. I believe, however, that this surname is an adopted name, as we believe William to have been adopted. Do not know parents names; adopted or birth.
He married and Elsie SCHELLING (approx. 1895 - 1916), and they had
Kenneth William HECHT (1914 - 1993), he was born in Harlem, MT, but his Social Security card was issued in Iowa. His last residence was in Cypress (Southern) California. This would be my grandfather-in-law.
I am looking for anything similar!?