Hi Sharon My english isn`t very good, but I try to write, what I know about Michaelis in Germany. The name of the father of my father was Wilhelm Michaelis, also the name of his father. He died 1953 in Wuppertal, Germany. Perhaps his father was the Wilhelm Michaelis you search for. I don't know much of them, so I can't say who the father of the father of my fahter ( I don't know the word...)was. I live in Germany and I also search for relatives. Good look to you !