My great great great great grandfather was named Balthasar Schneider, who was from Germany and came to Detroit, Michigan in about 1832(I believe). His son was named Peter Schneider, who married Mary Ruehle. One of their sons was Colonel Frederick Schneider, who married Lizzie Strengson. Their daughter Elizabeth Schneider married Gayle Foster, so they would be my great grandparents. I don't know anything about Balthasar, though, so if anyone thinks there might be a connection, PLEASE let me know. I don't even know who his wife was or when he was born! Thanks.