I agree with Peter that it would be best to ask for more information in Meisenheim. My fiance and I have just started searching his family line. The last one we know about is a Karl Schuck who was born on 16 November 1850 in Medard. His birth and/or baptizing (that's not so claer) was registered in Meisenheim. We will also try to get some more information there. Concerning the fact that Medard was a small village it is even possible that "our" Schuck and yours were maybe relatives. Do you know anything about brothers or nephews (not in America) of your ancestor?