I am a Staten Island, New York born FEIST.http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&GSln=Fe...
Barbara Elsie FEIST Stienstra Burke
and my 93 year old mother lives with us, she is formerly a MILLER (nee.)
The following link leads to many paternal FEIST relatives I have included in FINDAGRAVE.com:http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GSfn=&GSln=Feis...
I am no longer active in FINDAGRAVE (the past three years, retiring, moving south, remarrying.)
I know that my great, great grandfather was a BURGERMEISTER of Nuremburg, Germany.
I have a friend in Germany who said the family name there is still "in power", and at that point his last name was HERZOG.
I will be perusing your FEIST site in the not to distant future, but when life slows down after the holidays.