I have read several postings on Godfrey and Lewis Weitzel and believe I can clear up some of the questions I've seen. Based on what I have researched, Godfrey Weitzel (also found as Gottfried in some records), was born in the Rhine area of Germany on November 1, 1835. His brother Lewis Weitzel, born in 1836, is my 2nd Great Grandfather. Lewis served as one of his brother's Aid-de-Camps as a Union Captain during the Civil War. After the war, Lewis married Mary Palmer and they had two children - Lewis Godfrey Weitzel, born May 16, 1871 and Grace "Minnie" Weitzel, born July 18, 1869. Most of this entire family's life was in Cincinnati, where Godfey and Lewis' parents - Ludwig Weitzel and Susannah Krummel Weitzel - settled after emigrating to America. The family is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery here in Cincinnati.