My name is Larry Epling. My grandmother was Laura Dockweiler and I live on a farm near Moville, Iowa.
The Dockweiler family is very large and diverse. Family members stretch all the way across the country, with some concentrations in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and California. At this point it appears that all the American Dockweiler family members descended from a very prolific family that lived near Kropp in Schleswig-Holstein. They were german speaking in an area that was controlled at various times by Denmark but is now in Germany.
I would welcome anyone to post questions about the Dockweiler family or just say hi and introduce your self. I will be posting information about the family from time to time and will ask other members of the Dockweiler family to add there knowledge as well. We have three or four other family members who have done some serious research and I will ask them to join us.