Thank you Steve, how do I correspond with you privately?
BTW, I do have that mermaid, but I don't think that is the correct crest. I did read a heraldry book that offered a second crest for the EMMERICH from the southern Germany area, Alsace Lorraine area, and since my grandp[arents come from Machenbach, in the Rhine-Phalz area, just east of A/L, I think that crest is more likely from the EMMERICH I ahve been looking for,
Simple crest, three roses horizontal in a silver band, red shield,
But you never know?
I look forward to corresponding with you,