Bill, I don't see a connection at this time. However, it would be interesting to compare notes further. My KUSCHELs came from Vischow, Pomerania in 1886 and settled in Rochester NY. My GGgrandparents KUSCHEL are both buried in Mt Hope Cem in Rochester NY. Henry died in 1910, Augusta in 1898. There were 5 daughters and 1 son in the family. One of the daughters, Bertha KUSCHEL married my Ggrandfather, Herman PAPKE. Another of the daughters married into another branch of our family. The son, Herman KUSCHEL, eventually settled in Buffalo NY c 1900 or later. What happened to his descendants is a mystery. Although I do know that several of my ancestors surnames ended up in Michigan and Wisconsin. We cannot thus far make the connection there, though.