i find this forum very interesting.For background,i am 61 yrs.About 1988 i recd a call from a young man(27 yrs?)whose name is Wolfgang Aicher. he came to Cazanovia,NY toset up an apprentice tool making program for a company named MARQUART SWICHES whichis acompany in germany, not to far from the north border of Austria. Wolfgang and his wife Eva where born and lived in Mahlsetten Germany.duing thier 4yrs.here, 2 new Aicher's were born.(Stephanie 2/14/90 & Thomas Ryan 4/16/92). on a trip back home he returned and presented my wife (Sandy)& myself with a book of the history of Mmahlstetten. many pictures of Aicher's & others. if my memory serves me right,Wolfgang said there were about 700 Aicher's in his village out of about 1500.Well what you,ve read so far is pretty much fact.Now comes some info, which is 2nd hand at best.my dad Robert F.Aicher (deceased 1983) told me stories from time to time about what his father and possibly his GROSSFATER had relayed to him.One thing he had been told was that either my dads grandfather or father had emigrated to Penn. in the late 1800"s or earky 1900"s and had come from an area of south ger. near the border of Austria. Does this sound like DE Ja Vu? or what!! i believe he said there was 2 brthers that came to the US. one allaedgelly stayed in penn.( my dad & mother & myself were born in or near Wilkes-Barre area.THE other brother went west & settled in Wisconson or Minnesota and was never heard from again (doesn"t that sound like the stubborn-- do it myself attitude that at least Aichers i know are blessed? with).well ive perhaps tweaked some bits of memory that will help increase our knowledge of the Aicher family. please excuse my spelling/grammer but i sure would like to here more of this story as it unravels.PS.we have 2 girls& 1 boy ; all married which has begat 6 grandchildren. AUFWIEDERSEHN RMA 2-14-2001.