Marcia! I have great doubts as to whether I will be able to provide you with much help at all, but I thought I'd give it a shot: The municipal registrar of Obermoschel/Pfalz indicated to me that one Peter Schuck, born on the 21. Dec. 1857 in Obermoschel, emigrated to America in his youth; he gave no indication as to any siblings or the parents' names. Notwithstanding, this fellow was a relatively near cousin of my great-grandfather Philip Jakob who was born in 1850 also in Obermoschel. Great-grandfather named two of his five sons after himself, great-uncles Jake and Phil, and a third he named Peter, my grandfather (after his cousin? who knows? as the name crops up frequently over the centuries amongst the Obermoscheler lineage - somewhat curiously, he named one of his two daughters after his stepmother). Now, I note from one of your previous postings that your great-granduncle Peter and his siblings emigrated from Germany around 1855, so the dates probably preclude the two from being one in the same. Yet my father who was from St. Louis did indicate that his Missouri clan knew that there were Schucks in Wisconsin; however, he didn't indicate whether he knew if they were related. In the States we have tended to pass along our given names from generation to generation; this was not the case in Obermoschel, however, where children were named after their god-parents who in some cases were closely related to the clan themselves. In keeping with the American tradition, we named our son Daniel Jacob Philip, yet we chose his first name from that of a couple of fellows named Daniel Schuck who in 1776 were residing in the municipality of Käshofen/Pfalz, which is the proximate 'big' town up the road from the little village of Krähenberg (Krehnberg), whence our Obermoscheler line originated in the early 17th century, very distant relations in all likelihood, but in so doing we sought to bind our son, somewhat metaphorically to be sure, to his ancient roots. But perhaps of interest to you, there were also Jacob Schucks, father and son, and a Peter Schuck living there then too. Now, this all may be quite a stretch owing to the fact that given names can be pretty elastic over the generations, but it may prove worth your pondering and perchance give you some ideas for further research. By the way, I also note from your abovementioned posting that you grandfather went to Illinois. As it happened, so did my father's cousin Dr. Carl Schuck who moved from St. Louis to Hamilton probably during the 1950s and more or less vanished from the family's radar screen. If by chance you should happen to run across him in any Illinois research you may be conducting in connexion with the Schucks, do please let me know. Good luck and good hunting!