Re: Frederick A. Schroeffel, NY, ca 1875
For the writing of my family name changed the last 300 years (Schröfl, Schröffl, Schröfel, Schröffel, and I'm sure emigrants would have changed the german umlaut "ö" to "oe"), we could have the same anchestors.
My Family (down to 1700) originate from Austria, maybe from Moravia (today Czech Republic). Another Branch of the Family lives in Bavaria, Germany.
Do you know when and where from your anchestors came?
Would be nice to find out shared roots.