This book would not be possible without the help of many immediate family members. Special thanks is extended to my sister Lorraine Koerner Houck and my Dear Aunt Verna Gerhab Madison. My gratitude is expressed to Cousin Charles "Chuck" Bishop for sharing his family tree. His grateful help filled the gaps and got me over the humps in the Gerhab Ancestry. Cousin Kathleen Litzenberger, historian for the "Sherrer/Sharrer" family. Cousin Charlene Veatech on the Wimmer family and Cousin Tom Meyers for the help on the Weaver and Wimmer families. Cousin Emmett Koerner Gross started me on this endeavor through his work in building the George Jacob Koerner family tree. My gratitude is expressed to Professor Robert Nauman for his guidance on technicalities and copyrights.
There are so many cousins and friends and other Genealogists who have helped me. There are far too many to name. Special thanks goes out to all who have helped.
Although this project is still incomplete it is time to share it with family and friends.