My name is Roy Michel. My Michel relatives came from "The Duchy of Nasau" which isthe state of Hesse today. The name of the town is Niederwalluf. My gggrandfather was Johann and he came to NYC or NJ in 1851.He changed his name to John. My ggrandfather was Anton, he came with the family in 1851. He changed his name to Anthony. They all lived in the Jersey City, NJ area. If you have any info please contact me.