I am seeking information on sources, not trying to hitchhike on what you are doing. I will do the grunt work, but need direction and think my situation fits with yours re. the Danish/German location of birth and date of emmigration. Also, I can find no language translation for Palmer in either Danish or German.
As advised by Helmut Jungschaffer I emailed firstname.lastname@example.org
I got a response back (took a few days) from Kirchenkreis Rantzau - Münsterdorf, Church Kreisarchiv , Steenkamp 6 , 25563 Wrist , Tel .: 04821/4070 1435 Email: email@example.com Homepage : www.kk-rm.de
saying they have found HIndrich Pingel's birth certificate, Parents death certs. Cost is € 64.50. Hope this helps.
Best of luck Debra