My gt grandmother Susanna Michel was born 1840 in Germany. Her parents were Mathais Michel & Katherine Merton. Mathais purchased property in Louisville, KY in 1848, he is listed as "shoemaker" in the Jefferson Co KY 1850 U S Census. Susan married John Jacob Wagner, 15 Feb. 1857. I have much nformation on the Wagner family but do not know where in Germany Susan was born. The Wagners lived near Trier. I am looking for someone who may be related to Mathais, there were a few other Michel men in Louisville by 1950.