Query: Fred Van Riper (died 1926)

Hi…i’m researching the family also but my great great grandfather was named Fred and he died in 1926. I’m having a problem trying to find out who his parents were. He settled in Owego, NY and worked on the Pomeroy Tobacco Farm but i have not been able to find a birth record or his parents. I believe if i had this information i might be able to link the branches of the Van Riper’s together in the family tree. Please contact me if you have any information. Sender: Kyla Van Riper