I know this is an old thread but I seem to be stuck here also.
My husband's paternal grandfather is Joseph A. Edel 1901-1973 married to Marianne Ryan in Philadelphia. Joseph's parents- George Alousius Edel 1876-? and Mary Veronica UNK (whole other story, I think UNK is "unknown", deadended there too...). George's parents- Emanuel Edel 1855-? and Julie Myers. Emanuel's parents- Emanuel Edel 1836-1863 and Mary(?). Which brings me to Emanuel's parents- Matthias Edel 1797-1880(?) and Pheobe Bakeoven.
I would love to know if anyone has been able to get any further!! Of course, my husband's dad says he doesn't know anything about his family. I think he's hiding a secret ;)