My info starts with Michael & Margaretha Shoffner who immigrated from Frankfort, Germany and ended up in NC. They had 3 sons: Michael(who married Philapena), George, and Peter. I descend from George. It appears that your line is probably through this Michael, son of Michael. George also had a son Michael and a daughter Pansy Philopena. they used these names over and over which makes the search difficult. I can send you what I have if you give me your e-mail. At this point,though, I don't have confirming documentation but it may give you a starting point.