I am from Oostburg, Wi a few years back my grandparents (Jerome & Gertude Reindl) had given my parents a family tree, but I'm not sure how far back it goes. I will try to check if I can find it somewhere. There's also a website called http:\www.names.com where you can enter in our last name and it will bring up some information about our family name. You can also purchase a big report from them for a price that goes into more detail. The site did say that there are records that date our last name back to 1389 in Germany.