My great grand mothers maiden name was Dora Slagel. She was born in Mount Veron NY 1886 she was orphaned as a chiled and never knew her parents. They supposed to have died when she was a baby. Her parents were Hiram Slagle born 1842 and Mary Davis born 1850. Thanks to this board I was able to connect Hiram to his father William Slagel born 1796 and his grandfather Conrad Slagel born 1765 ?. I thank the posts by David Bell for this assistance. Does any one who knows who Conrads Slagels parents are? I think that would then link this New York Line of Slagels to Christopher Von Schegel(1690-1772)from Saxony Germany who settled in York Penn. If anyone could help connecting this possible puzzle it would be nice.