Re: Jakob Schudel and Elizabeth Wanner Schudel
My connection to Switzerland is Bertha Schudel. I have seen this name listed here, along with a birth year of 1874, which is consistent with the age of "my" Bertha Schudel who was 33 when she arrived at Ellis Island as Bertha Gatzert with her husband, Conrad Gatzert (Austrian).
I am looking for any information on this Schudel family. I am actually living in Switzerland with my Swiss husband (I'm from California), and I want to be as prepared as possible before I make the trip to Beggingen or Appenzell (or wherever the trail goes). I would be happy to pass along any information on "our" family history if it turns out I've got some family here among all you Schudels :)
I would appreciate any information you might pass along! Thank you for taking the time to read, and hopefully respond.