This is the family that I come off of, Gerhardt's father is Theodorus Durst Buchwalter,
I know that we come from the first Buchwalter in the US was Francis Buchwalter (Germany Spelling) Bouch-Walder
I have been able to trace it back that far.
any questions contact mewilling to share what I have if I can help .
I am looking for a direct Great Great Uncle George Bookwalter (Buchwalter) who married an Alvina Schroeder in Lovejoy township of Iroquois County Illinois,They had a infant son born to them August 31, 1882.Sometime after that they moved to Rosco Nebraska area. there was a short newspaper article mentioning him and his wife when my great grandfather J Adolphus Bookwalter went to visit him.It mentions that George was associtated with Buffalo Bill or William Cody but have not been able to find any information on that.