I would love to hear from anyone with a connection to the Traffley family.As far as I know, we all are related because "Traffley" is an Americanized name adopted by a family that emigrated from German, originally called "Trefflich."There were three brothers who adopted this name, Henry (my great-grandfather), William and John.The Traffley name has died out in Henry's line (although there are many descendants), but it lives on, as far as I can tell, in the descendants of William and John.William and John have many references on the Internet because both played professional baseball.The baseball records indicate that William was born in Staten Island and John was born in Chicago.I am not so sure about the Staten Island part, but the Chicago part makes sense.(The oldest brother was Henry, and I still can't tell where he was born.)Their father was my great-grandfather, Johann August Trefflich (Traffley), the original immigrant from Germany.He is buried in Chicago.
I would like to hear from anyone related to this family.