I would like to know how you all opine about this.
I took an Ancestry DNA test this summer. Very recently a 4th cousin match was added to my list. I contacted him immediately after learning he'd been added to my list. His wife responded on his behalf, telling me he's adopted and she thinks he's related to me through his dad's side.
He and I share exactly one match: my 2nd cousin, who is the daughter of Metzner-29 ( Adolph Arthur Metzner).
Some things to consider: I don't know who my 3rd great-grands are. I can only go back to my 2nd great-grands. My great-grandfather married twice and I don't know where he was when he married the first time, whether in the US or in Germany. I do not know who my great-grandfathers siblings were. I don't know if he came to the US alone or with family.
I appreciate your input, especially any thoughts about where to start looking for the bio dad. I am guessing that bio dad is related through Artie? ( Adolph Arthur Metzner)