My name is Robert Phillip Arens 1937-. For over 40 years I searched for the birth parents of my adopted grandfather, Frank (Walter Redden) Remackel 1892-1959. I've used public records, private records, facial analysis, adoption lawyers, ghost whisperers, paragenealogy and DNA. Using DNA since 2003 has narrowed my search to several surnames in Iowa. At 4:23 am on November 25, 2017 I became 100% certain that Frank's birth mother is Sophia J (Johnson) Redden 1874-1964. On February 21, 2019 I became 100% certain that Frank's birth father is John Albert Koker 1870-1938.
Since 6 of my 8 ggrandparents were born in Luxembourg, the people in this tree are mostly of Luxembourg ancestry.