My father, Ludwig Albert Kirschner, was born May 1, 1887 in Somerfeldt, Gremany. He came to the U.S.A. in 1906. A brother followed later, but we do not have his name or any knowledge of what happened to him. My father settled in Hartford, CT.
The story is my father accompanied a youngster whose family preceded her to settle in New York State. She had measles so could not go with them. Her family name may have been Schimgel and had a farm in or near the Catskill mountains.