I would like help with my Moritz ancestors.My 3rd Great Grandmother Margaret Moritz was born in Bavaria in 1825, she married Theobold Laparl in 1846 in Lancaster, Erie County, New York, they had five children, their daughter Mary Laparl (1849-1917) was my great great Grandmother, she married John Bechel in 1868 in Fort Atkinson, Iowa.Margaret died in Spillville, Iowa in 1879.I was looking through the census for 1850, and came across some Moritz's who I believe are related to Margaret.In Lancaster there were John Moritz, (b.1826) and wife Catherine (1827), John was born in Germany he could have been a brother to Margaret.Also listed was an M. Moritz, b. 1794 in Germany who was listed as a merchant in Buffalo, also in Erie County and his wife Maria (b. 1894) also in Germany.I am thinking they could be the parents to John and Margaret.I was wondering if anyone else would have connections or know of some, if anyone else has Moritz relatives in Erie County, New York. I have another question. On Good Friday I went to the service at a local Lutheran Church, St. Peter Ev. Lutheran, they presented 'St. John's Passion' I forget the name of the composer, but it said he was educated by someone named Moritz who was a landgrave.