I have found out that the Serella Mae Blackstone Shimel was the first wife of my Grandfather. His Father was David Cooper Shimel that fought in the Civil War and they changed his name for pension purposes as Schemil (Phonetic Spelling). David Cooper is the first don of William George Shimmel, 10th Child of Johann Georg.
I have found all of my family with the exception of my GGranfather David Cooper's first wife Maria Louisa Shimel. I am traveling next week to Ohio to try and find her grave. She died of Typhus fever at the age of 25 with two sons, one age 4 and the other 1 yr old. She is buried somewhere near Buffalo Township, Ohio.
I am returning to Germany in September to meet with the Historical Society in Munchholzhausen.