I am researching a PETER SHIELD (SCHILDT/SCHIELD)born in Germany in 1795 and immigrated to Wyoming County, New York, near the township of Sheldon.He married a Catharine and they had a daughter Christina b. 1831 in Germany.
They are found in the 1850 census for Sheldon with Peter as age 55 and Catharine as age 50. There is a younger sister Caroline and brother Daniel in the household, along with Christina, 19, who was newly married to Leonard Reilein. (called Reiland in this census).
Can anyone tell me where in Germany these people came or any futher lineage.Christina and Leonard are my husband's 2nd great grandparents.