Scheffel Family Genealogy Forum
I am actually from Carrollton, IL, and I am a descendant of Godfried (or Gottfried) John Scheffel. His son, Frank Julius, who is a brother of Herman, is my great-great grandfather. I am actually in Germany right now studying and researching my family history. The parents of Frank and Herman are Godfried John Scheffel and Christina Brummer. In addition to Herman and Frank Julius, there are also Paul, Ernstina, and Charles E. I found a Gottfried Scheffel who lived in Milwaukee in 1859 and worked as a laborer at Pierce's sub. Also, there was a Gottfried who lived in Buffalo in 1869. I had in my records given to me by my grandma, that it was spelled Godfried, so I'm not sure if they are the same. I know that Frank came from Germany (from Hannover) sometime around 1870. I have been unable to find the ship that he came on or the exact date, but he came to America around that time. I am not sure when Gottfried (and Christina) came to America, if at all. Gottfried came from Hannover, and Christina Brummer came from Saxony (I didn't have an exact city). I hope to find out a lot more about the family while I am here in Germany. My grandfather was John N. Scheffel, Sr. of Carrollton, if you knew him. I hope this helps.
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