Hi there, I read with great interest about the three clans of Elbels in the US. Would like to learn more and am just catching on to how this works. Wow I didn't realize that Elbel is so common (relatively speaking) a name. In Germany there are hardly any Elbels. My father still lives there and has assured me that he has not found other Elbels in Germany. Look forward to hearing from any other Elbel.