I'm not sure if these Pfahler's are related, but my Great Grandparents came from Germany in about 1866 but I also do not know where they came from in Germany... possibly Mainz, Dortmund, Wiesbaden or Spalt. Maybe your relatives were older brother (s) of my relatives. I wish I could find a link to the family in Germany! I have someone going to Germany this summer that would look up any "real documents" I can't send them on a wild goose chase, so I am trying to narrow down some facts. Any help might link us.