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Dear Jerry: I am sorry that I did not respond sooner to your question about Kneifl genealogy. I did not realize that there was a Kneifl category in GenForum. I think that when I asked for Kneifl (which is how we spell our name) rather than Kneifel, the name did not give me any matches. I am so glad to be able to correspond with other members of this family. I think there must be a connection between your Kneifels and my Kneifls. The name was spelled Kneifel and Kneiffle, and perhaps some other ways in the records I have consulted. My family of Kneifls also came to this country from Austria, although they apparently originated from Czechoslovakia since I found a ship's index listing the family among Czech immigrants in 1856. This family came from Baden, Austria, and Baden is not far from the area in Czechoslovakia where I have found reference to Kneifls, so it may be that the family moved from Czechoslovakia to Austria for some reason. The Kneifl family that I am researching is the Jacob Kneifl family. Jacob's wife, Theresa (Wurz), and children, Thomas, Martin, Philip, Frank, Agnes, and Maria all made their way to Wisconsin, and then Jacob, Theresa, Martin, Philip, and Agnes went on to Dixon County in Nebraska. I have quite a lot of information on the Nebraska Kneifls, and some on the Wisconsin Kneifls, and would love to share this with you. I hope you can add to my store. There are some mysteries to clear up and much updating to do. I and my sisters just visited the Philip Kneifl homestead last week. I love this stuff! I hope to hear from you soon!....Judy Schrader