I am looking for any information on family name GERL (other spellings may be...GERLE or GERLACH). I have information that my Great Great Grandfather was born in Argentina in 1857 (or 1858). He was orphaned and at the age of 4 was taken in by a family whose last name was Gerl. My Great Great Grandfather Gottfried (Friedrich) Gerl took the family last name. At the age of 13 he stowed away on a boat and became a ships boy for several years, until he setttled and married a woman in Russia (last name UNK). If anyone has information about families in Argentina with the last name GERL, I would be interested in hearing more information.