Just wanted to let you know that my digging has uncovered Schnaudigels back to 1655 in Germany. Because Germany didn't require state-sponsored registers prior to 1794, stuff from back then is just church records, and we all know how well 17th and 18th century priests spell! LOL. I'm still digging, though. Your help was germinal in getting me started. If you ever need something, research help or otherwise, I'm happy to assist. Take care.