Oh, one more thing: as you stated in #4 of your reply, I do HAVE a copy of the coat of arms! And probably most of my cousins and other family members all have the coat of arms, too. And I DID see a copy of the scroll of the family tree-I just don't have it myself.
I have no idea why my ancestors came to the USA, but they did.
I don't think I ever said that I never saw any of those items! I said they brought them to the USA when they came here.
From your #5 in the reply: If you specialize in the genealogy of the Austrian nobility, why didn't you find that there have been Peters???? I actually found 2 "royal" Peters. They were actually born around the same time but had different parents.