My ancestors come from the French/German border area. The Eberlings come from the Medelsheim/Peppenkum area (They said that they came from Bavaria on the New York Passenger List....I am very interested in the SW area along the French/German border and it's history. I do know that Bavaria did rule this area in the 1850's. I am particularly interested in when and where the Sudorius/Minnich family came from. Does any of this sound familiar to you?