OK, now, I admit I might be mixing up those Heidels once in Herkimer County with those Heidels once in nearby Oneida County, NY.So help me along here, until I get my bearings.
First, I think I have found your Heidels in "Germans to America" arriving in 1852.Is this correct?Regardless, do you understand where your Heidels had come from in 'Germany' whenever they did come?I am very interested to know this. In "Germans to America" it has got to have been your Heidels, since it shows their destination to have been 'Ohio'!However, some Heidels did go to Ohio, I presume.However, when I learned there was a township named 'Ohio' in NY along the Erie Canal, I thought it was real clever whoever thought to name it for the state once Out West, you know.
I learned all trivia by investigating and looking for ones named John Heidel durng the late 1800s.I found one named John Heidel who came from NY state (either Oneida or Herkimer Counties) and went to Kansas.This John was born in the late 1870s or early 1880s, I recall.
Yes, I recall, now what clued to NY for this Heidel in Kansas.It was that John's father had gone to Kansas, but later died back in Poland, NY.He was buried in Kansas. So he had to have been connected to one of the two Heidel clans, in my mind.
If you know of these Heidels, I am curious where the other connected Heidels once in NY or Kansas went.This John Heidel I know went to Idaho, also a brother did, I think there were others.
Unfortunately, I do not see a relationship, yet to my Heidels who went to Wisconsin.However, I am looking for several lost Heidels, one named John Heidel who was 18 when he arrived from Vorpommern in December 1862.He was a younger brother of my gg-grandfather Heidel.