Frank Shidell b. Abt. 1806 Germany, came to the United States with his wife Margaret, b. Abt. 1811 Germany, and their four children:George b. Abt. 1838 Germany, Charles b. Abt. 1839 Germany, Andrew b. Abt. 1842 Germany, and Mary b. September 1847 Bavaria, Germany.They came sometime between September 1847 and December 1849.They are listed in the 1850 Federal Census living in Venango County, Cranberry TWP, PA.Another son, Joseph, is born 1 January 1850 in PA, and a daughter Magdalena born 24 June 1854 PA.I have found the name spelled in a variety of ways:SHIDELL, SHIDEL, SHIDLE, SHIDDELL, SCHEIDEL, and SCHIEDEL.If you are researching any of the above, please write me at LShidell@aol.comWe may find a connection.I have the family tree posted at myfamily.com, and I would be happy to send you an invitation to the browse, download and upload information to and from the site.