Clara E. Skibbe, nee Miottel was my maternal grandmother. My mother was Clara's surprise, born when Clara was forty years old. Clara's first born was William born in 1923 when Clara was 29. Clara and her husband William Skibbe also adopted a niece Violet that was born in 1914. Needless to say a child at forty was not in the plan for my grandmother, she thought she was just about done raising her children when mom arrived.