The author of the Book, Robert Schamber may be reached at 111 McCormick Court, Folsom, CA 95630. or by e-mail at RScham6591@aol.com
. The book is $30.00 including mailing. It is a softcover, spiral bound and has nearly 400 pages. it includes ships lists (even copies of pictures of the ships the relatives arrived on to the USA. Copies of vital records, etc.
As for the spelling. I believe it was George Knittel's branch that change the spelling to le rather than el as there were so many Knittels (and each family seemed to use the same first names as each other family - perhaps he thought it would be less confusing.
I was really impressed with the extent of Schambers work. It co-incides with all the evidence I have found. A few errors occur in the list of recent relatives (my ex-husbands first name is mis spelled, etc.,) because most of that is based on what had been learned from living relatives rather than records. However, all the dates (in my estimate) and names from Germany to and including Crimea and into the early years in the USA are quite accurate.