Today is a day to celebrate. I found my elusive Linderman family. On findagrave.com someone had posted a picture of the family grave stone. It seems all but two children were buried with their parents. Birth and death dates were listed! From there I was able to track them down in the censuses. My ancestor even served in the Civil War. Now I have another pension file to order (which should provide even more information).
Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave.com, digital images, (http:/www.findagrave.com : downloaded 22 October 2007); photograph, “gravestone for Jason Linderman (1840-1876), Memorial No. 15899715, Records of the Lenox Centre Burial Ground, Richmond, Michigan;" photograph © Jack Vander-Schrier.