I have been following your correspondence regarding the Schneiders from Austin. I am putting together a rather large family history on the Fredericksburg Schneiders. My husbands great-great grandfather was named Johann Peter Schneider. He and his wife along with their sons Michel and Jakob and their families came to Texas from Frohnhofen, township Bernkastel, Germany. Our Johann Peter was born in 1795. They were Lutherans. Eventually some of the families became Catholic due to marriage. Some of our family lives in Austin.