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I assume that you are from the PA branch of the Crimmels, which my father believes was started by a Hessian mercenary around the time of the Revolutionary War. If my assumption is incorrect, sorry for this e-mail. I am from the OH branch, which started when Johannes Grimmel (it was changed to Crimmel in the USA) came to Ohio in 1852, from Hesse-Darmstadt. As you know, there are no Crimmels in Europe, only the Grimmel or Krimmel name is used. If there is a connection between the PA and OH Crimmel branches, it is probably in what is now Germany. If you or any of your male Crimmel reletives have any Y-DNA testing, that could help determine if there is a link between the two branches. I had a 12-marker test done through National Geographic's Genographic project, and then I forwarded the results to Family Treen DNA. I am having 15 more markers tested, but will not have results until late June. Using the new 2008 nomenclature, my haplogroup is probably R1b1b2. I know my ancestry goes back to Hesse-Darmstadt. I suspect that it goes further back to Alsace, and then either Saxon or Celtic.