Hi Marcy, Just found this, so I hope you are still around.I am researching my husband's family and the earliest name I have is Jacob Schmeer b. abt. 1836 in Prussia married to Eby (unknown) b. abt. 1842 in Pennsylvania.Their children: Benjamin Frank Schmeer (my husband's line) b. Feb. 1860; Sophia b. abt. 1862; John b. abt. 1864; Anthony b. abt. 1867; Emma abt 1870- all in PA.Any info you can fill in would be great.Thank you!This name seems to produce so little for researching.