Could you tell me where you got your information on Johann Gottfried Törpel. None of the information you posted is referenced. I have been searching for Johann's birth place for a very long time and you state he was born in Lunenburg of Hanover Germany. Can you or anybody else reading this message actually provide an actaul reference to this fact. I would like to find out if this is false information being passed around or is actually a referenced historical fact.I have a contact in Germany who has searched Church archives in Lunenburg since I passed on your information to him. He has found no record of any Törpels in this region during the early 1700's. He needs an actual reference to have any hope of locating any of Johann's family records. Thanks so much!