I am new to Ancestry.com so don't know if the thread is active. My maiden name was AICHOLTZ. It is a spelling used in Southern Germany. My ancestors were from Wurtemberg. There are no Aicholtz surnames left in Central New York due to a proliferation of females in the family. My cousin Marion Aicholtz Hodges is a skilled genealogist and has traced the family back to the 16th century and communicated with German relatives. I can put you in touch with her.