Thanks for checking in. It has been ages since I researched my folks from Orehhofen!
Lets see, my Schmitz came from Orenhofen when the immigrated to the states. Prior to Orenhofen, they were in Schleidweiler. Names include Schmitz, Reuther (or variations of), Kolley, Colley, Kohley, Kollei, Berg. From Ittel is Peters.
Schmitz and Peters families immigrated to the states in 1855 and were settled in Minnesota by 1857.
I would be interested in seeing if there are any limbs in common.
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