I know this e-mail is from several years ago, so you may have more info by now. If not, I have a lot of family history on the Nicholas Fandel family. He was my great grandfather and was married to Eva. Let me know what you need. I live close to Lourdes (Metamora) where this family settled when they first came from Germany. Eva was 3 yrs old when they came to the US and they came on a ship named "Rebecca" and landed in Baltimore 8/6/1846.