My grandfather, Gabriel Steinbach, was born in Seewald in 1908. His father was Johan Peter Steinbach born 1883 in Russia. It is my understanding that their family was of German descent, having resided in Brandenburg, Germany prior to the 1848 revolution. The name Steinbach literally translates "stony brook." It is also a German place name: Steinbach am Wald. My branch immigrated from Russia to Liverpool, England to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania arriving 18 May 1814, source: Philadelphia Passenger Lists 1800-1945.