More than 20 years ago I did a big research on all Waidelichs located in the northern part of the Black Forest in Germany. Together with my father I listed up nearly 4000 Waidelich's from which ca. 100 emigrated to the USA starting from ca. 1830. Since 7 years I am working on a book listing up all families living in the villages of Simmersfeld, Fuenfbronn, Ettmannsweiler and Beuren forming the parish of Simmersfeld. The earliest families are dated in the second half of the 16th century. The Waidelichs can be tracked backwards to the 17th century.
This here is a more general remark. I will reply specially to the messages listed up here in this board.
If someone prefers e-mailing: my address:Dietmar.Waidelich@eur.appliedbiosystems.com