A little messages from the Netherlands. I'm also searching my roots on the www and found out the next things;
The name Pagel or Pagels is the same as Pegels. I found out by searching records from over sea going Pegels. Theodor Pegels( 1855-1932) and his wive Sophia( 1858-1923) born in Mecklenburg, Germany. They went to Rochester,Monroe,NY. There they become parents of a twin; Flora and Clara in 1880.