I'm assuming Peter SCHEIB/SHIPE was catholic in Germany since he was in the United States. He was married in the Catholic church and his children were baptised Catholic. He was also buried through this church.
Thank you for the informations of the towns Peter could be from. The problem with searching for others in that area is that Peter is the only one we are sure came from Germany. We don't know of any other ancestors from Germany. I guess that is what I'm hoping to find, his parents and siblings if he had any. I will check out the Pfalz area though.
Thank you again.