Hi Crissy - thanks for the response. I do know that my grandmother is a ditrect descendant of Andreas von Zirngibl and I heard his story when I was a small boy, I even visited his gravesite one time which was right in the middle of a Material Service gravel yard at 95th ans Ewing on the south side of Chicago.
I had one of those "small world" moments when I saw you are in Pittsburgh. I grew up in Chicago but have lived for almost 30 years in Hudson, Ohio which is about 105 miles from the Pittsburgh airport. I know that because every Thursday I make the trip to FedEx Ground in Coraopolis where my manager is.
I'd be glad to fill you in on what I know about Andreas. Unfortunately, I don't know much about the other descendants but you must be related somewhere - I can't believe there are that many Zirngibls in the world.If you'd like to continue this correspondence off-forum, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.