Hi Kathy, we have written before. I have done some research on the Gottscheer Schmucks. There is the story that one of the rulers sent 300 rebellious families to southern Austria to settle the area in the 1300s. The earliest Schmucks I can find are 1370 in Schwarzenburg Erzegebridge. This was a Castle town in Saxony SW of Dresden and later W of Dresden near Bautzen Castle. I think both of these Castles were owned by the Ortenberg Counts, who were later involved in ownership of Gottscheer and other Kronelandes of southern Austria. Town names in the Kronelandes and Saxony are similar (Sneeberg, Swarzenberg). I too have looked at Soufflenheim, as Schmucks were there, however they seem to have moved there in late 1600s from Switzerland, as part of the Mennonite movement, in the early 1700's to Holland then England where they got 16,000 acres from Wm Penn in Pennsylvania. My DNA tests show matches with GROVES and WELLS probably before Surnames.