Dear William, I'm a descendant of Paulus and Christina Michael through Henry Michael and Christina Karges. I think her father was Philip Karges but I'm not sure. Then down through Casper Michael and Johanna Fuchs, Jared Michael and Mary Kelso, Elijah Grant Michael and Marena Ann Smith, and Mary Catherine Michael and William Henderson Kirk. These last are my great-grandparents. Jared Michael and several of his grown children came over on the Oregon Trail from Indiana in 1847.