I am a decendent of Barbara Meindl who settled in Mattawa Ontario. She was my great-grandmother and was married to George Backer. They were from Austria (Bohemia) & arrived in Canada around the 1880's.
The spelling was changed on my grandfather's birth certificate to Meindle. I have never met a Meindl although there are many Backers still in Mattawa. All of the Meindl's left Mattawa. Some headed to Western Canada & there is one in Port Perry Ontario....although I have never contacted him.