George Dautel from Germany and family
Looking for more information on George Elmer Dautel, He was born in Berlin, Germany around 1830, parents unknown. Not even sure if the spelling of the name is correct. I know this is how we spell it today. All I can find is what other relatives have told me. Would like to know more about where the family originated from.
Family lore is that he was a stowaway on a boat leaving Alsace at the age of 14 and landed in PA. No records have been found to show that he applied for citizenship in the US. He married a Matilda Bankes and had children of which I have alot of information on. Records also show that he served in the civil war in a branch from Ohio but once again can't find any records of enlistment.