It sounds as if your immigrant Daniel would have been born in Germany in the middle of the 19th century. My immigrant Daniel Pfeil came over in 1754. He was from a village in Hesse called Hotzfelt. There were several other Pfeil families in colonial Pennsylvania but I don't know if Daniel had any siblings...I suspect he did. Two sons survived to adulthood, Daniel and George. I am descended from George. As far as I know, Daniel stayed on the farm in PA. I could be that your Daniel is a distant cousin but I don't know. I am clueless on how to go about doing German research. I would think you could probably search ship passenger lists as a start. I wish I could be of more help...but it your Daniel came over much later than mine.