THANK YOU KINDLY! This wouldn't be my Alfred, but will keep this info in case the "Fred" should be discovered as yet another ancestor. I have Alfred's church birth record from Minnesota in 1890. His parents Carl Theodor and Marie, and some of Alfred's German born siblings are well documented arrvg USA in Nov 1881, and quite well tracked in the USA from then on. It is only Alfred (to best of our knowledge) that went temporarily to Canada. Again...THANK YOU for the prompt response and record! Much appreciated.