"... However, I finally did seem to score two hits today on the elusive Mike Schnabl (two of them in West Milwaukee, where I couldn't find even one before?)"
There are about 75 combined Schnabl / Schnabel entries in the current version of "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950). And I may have recently collected and translated Mike Schnabl clippings for someone in your family?
For more specific information contact:
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping to access our historic German-American culture.