The Scheele family originates from the Hanover, Germany region along the Leine River, and this includes the region extending northeast to Celle on the Aller River. Johann August Wilheim Scheele was born around the year 1800 just prior to the Napoleonic Wars. Five generations of his descendants are documented in this family history covering the period from 1800 to 1925. The focus is on those who immigrated to the U.S.A. to seek their fortunes during the 1800s and eventually settled in the State of Michigan. An excellent referenced resource for the Scheele family genealogist!