I am searching for some information and possibly a confirmation of the identity of my Ggrandmother.Her name was probably Louisa Schmehl, she was born about 1842, in Berks County, PA.She was married to Charles Schaeffer in 1865. They had a number of children; Ida Schaeffer b: ABT. 1866; Sarah Schaeffer b: ABT. 1868; Edward Schaeffer b: SEP 1869; Ursula Schaeffer b: DEC 1871; Minnie Schaeffer b: ABT. 1873; Jerry Schaeffer b: ABT. 1876; Louisa Schaeffer b: ABT. 1878 I am following the Schmehl family connection based on a single reference to Louisa's family name in some old notes copied from the Schaeffer family bible over 50 years ago.I have been able to do some internet searches, and have found some promising links. I believe Louisa was the daughter of George Schmehl,born 1811 Berks Co. and her mother wasSarah (?), they were married before 1839. George was a son of Hannes Schmehl (Johannes) b.1763, d.1841; from his marrige to Marie Elizabeth Klein, in 1796 in Berks Co. Hannes or Johannes was a son of Johann Adam Schmehl, who died in 1815 in Berks county.
Most of the information I have been able to gather about the Schmehl family connection is second or third hand. I could use some assistance from persons familiar with the Schmehl family tree, to determine if I am on the right track.