Hi Tony, Your Great Grandmothers father Christian who was married to Philipina . He was the older brother to my Great Great Grandmother Caroline Kirschenmann. The spelling varies according to who was writing it at the moment. Caroline married Frederick Schwartzman. they lived in New Glueckestall, Kershon, Neudorf ares of Russia now the ukraine. I too have heard talk about being Jewish, as have other cousins. If you can share any info going back beyond the 1800's it would be much appreciated.