My father was Samuel Paul Boehm, born 1897 in St Louis MO. His father was named Emil, I believe. The family settled in Whitehouse OH, near Toledo. Family lore says Emil was from Shaffhausen, Germany. My father's sibs were Grace, Carl, Fred, Elmer, Nelson, and Nellie. Uncle Carl is in his 80s and still lives in Detroit area, but the others are all dead. I think Emil's wife may have been named "Verdi". Could this be the Emil you are looking for? If so, we are kin.