...I mean, there are really all sorts of ways I manage to keep myself genealogically busy whenever I'm at a complete impasse on all roads, as I am right now. Today I was doing so by just randomly typing relatives' and ancestors' names into Google and seeing what turned up. It was while I was looking up my 3rd great-grandfather, Casper Lindemann, that I noticed Martin Luther kept turning up as well. So this is what I discovered today - Martin Luther's mother's maiden name was Lindemann and he had a first cousin by the name of Caspar Lindemann. Could there be a connection there? Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany in 1483. My Casper Lindemann was born in Stedtlingen, Germany about 200 kilometers away and about 350 years later. Is it worth making note of? Absolutely. Is it a connection I'll ever be able to make? Who knows. I've only traced the Lindemanns back as far as Casper's parents, Casper Lindemann and Anna Marshal, which only brings me to, at best, the end of the 18th century. But it gives me a genealogical goal to focus on and work toward.