Thank you so much for your comment. I don't know if there is a connection between Peter Edinger and your Jacob, but the next generation of my family had a locally famous "Jacob". I would greatly appreciate knowing more of what you have learned of the Edingers in the Palatinate, and how you tracked them down. Would be happy to share the Central New York Edinger geneology of the same time if you have interest. How should we do this?