SAND LAKE, Michigan (FOX17)–
A West Michigan family is looking for a long lost relative who hasn’t been seen since the 1930s. Now they’ve set up a Facebook page to help solve the mystery.
Christian Oliver Dann left the area in 1937 and hasn’t been heard from since. For the last 77 years, his sister has been wondering what happened to him. And now, her granddaughters are hoping social media can help.
They’ve started a Facebook page to get the word out, and hopefully find some long-overdue answers.
Ninety-six-year-old Barbara Cook has only had a scrapbook, some black and white photographs and hope to go on all of these years.
Christian Oliver Dann, Jr. was 21 years old and anxious to explore life outside of West Michigan. He was born on January 27, 1916 in Cedar Springs. His last letter came from Arizona– but that was 77 years ago.
“He traveled all over. He used to ride the rails when we were kids to see the country. One day I had a letter and said if i don’t freeze traveling over the hump I’ll see you in a couple weeks. Never heard from him since,” said Cook.
She thought she saw him once, decades later. Cook was at a theme park in Florida in the early 1970s when she caught a glimpse of a man who looked just like her brother.