I am a Soehnlein born in Buffalo also. From what I recall, there were two brothers that came from Germany about what must have been the turn of the century.My family comes from John Soehnlein. He had about 4 or 5 children,, my grandfather was Alfred, and he died in the 1960's. There was also a Charles, and a Carrie, and a couple of brothers that died in the 2nd world war. My father was an only child, Ronald Alfred Soehnlein. The only males carrying the name from this line left are my brother Eric, and his son Colton.