A good place to start is in DESCENDANTS OF BARNETT AND ELIZABETH MEIER IDOL, COMPILED by Pearl Idol and Maud Idol Smith and updated, slightly, by Mattie Ruth Idol. The book is no longer in print but copies are available in various libraries--in High Point, at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, at the state archives in Raleigh, at Guilford College in Greensboro. Another source is the Idol Family Newsletter, an annual publication about the family. It can be ordered by writing Idol Family Newsletter, P O Box 413, Hillsborough, NC 27278-0413. Yearly subscription rate is $1.45. Additional information can be dug out of the church record from Bodelshausen, Germany, if one can readGerman. The filmstrip number for this information from the Family History files of the Mormon Church is 14574422, Items 3 and 4. Happy hunting.