Yesterday, we heard from Bob G, a Johannes Janson descendant (his mom was a Daniel). Bob's sent info before, about that side of the family and about the Zeeland, too, the ship that carried both families to America.
If you recall, Johannes had a son named Joseph, who became the blacksmith and village clerk in Buckman. That made two Joe Jansons to keep separate, i.e., if the newspaper said Joe Janson had visitors from New Munich, then you knew it was old Joe, but if the paper mentioned Joe Janson's daughter who was working in Little Falls, you knew it was blacksmith Joe. The problem ended in December 1911, when our grandpa's father Joseph died. What Bob found was a last will written by (old) Joseph and his wife Franziska, from February, 1911.
The document must have been a transcription because the handwriting is too even and legible and (carelessly misspelled), but it gives us a list of what they owned, as well as who their close friends were (Ignatz Ronellenfitch and Joseph Weisbrik). This is soooo cool!