My Mother's Mother was a Pfohl. This piece of the family was in Jersey City, NJ. I know very little, and have just begun my journey to learn. There was an old family story that said the were many (can't recall the number) brothers that came over to America (it seemed to be maybe my Mother's Granfather but but that is fuzzy) and they settled in various places and never looked each other up? I always assumed that was 1800 mid centrury or so, but no data as of yet. Does that fit anyone's puzzle?