There are Reifschneiders in Brazil (only one family) who apparently came from Germany in the mid 1800´s. The same branch went to Chile. The oldest known Reifschneider is Jacob Becker Reifschneider and there was apparently a Maria Reifschneider migrating late 1800s to Brazil too. I am linked to Jacob, who later owned a set of inland cargo boats in southern Brazil. Any linkages?