I think my environment and life's encounters had a great deal to do with this too..
My grandmother on my mothers side was a Hartman from Germany..
A full blood German..
She was said not to be a Jew but they hid this in those early days..
Probably not but I might be related to Einstein..
Delphia Hartman Dodd
My grandfather Silas Dodd had ties to the Empire State Building in New York City in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Said to have built it or owned it but that could be exaggerated..
Maybe he had an office there or helped build it..
He was a powerful and much loved man though..
My mother Hazel Dodd was born in grandpa's covered wagon a short ways from here in about 1921 on the Vergas Trail..
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
My grandmother Daisy Bunnell on my fathers side was a Perkins.
Full blood English said to be related to Lloyds of London..
My grandfather Victor Bunnell was a rich cattle ranchers son and granny worked at the Bank when they met and then married in Nebraska..
He was full blood French..
Mason City possibly but I'm not sure..