Any information about the Oestmann family prior to their arrival in the United States would be very welcome. The family was from Neddenaverbergen, Hannover, Germany. Thanks to Bruce Binzel, I do have some information, but I've been unable to verify this information independently.
Schoelzels in Schlesien|
The Schoelzel family arrived in the United States in the early 1880s from Peilau, Reichenbach, Schlesien. I have been unable to find any information about the family prior to their emigration.