Are you connected to the family of Franz Michel? I have information that connects him to a son Christoff born April 04, 1708 in Bern. Christoff migrated to America with his wife, Anna Catherina Thankbonder of Germany (probably Pallinate). I suspect that Anna's last name was botched in translation. I would suspect that 'bonder' is really 'vonder', but my question is "what could they have messed up to get 'Thank'? Ideas?