My Gottschalk relatives emigrated from Germany in about 1849. They arrived in New York, then some went to Wisconsin (a few for sure in Grant County, Wisconsin), then down to Saint Louis Missouri. Some traveled around Cape Horn and up to San Francisco where most of them stayed.
Some went down to Los Angeles. The name Karl is German for Charles. My greatgrandfather, my g-g grandfather & my ggg-grandfather were all Karl/Carl/Charles Gottschalk. Perhaps we're related!