Thanks! Now I have looked at ALD there are some hints that need confirming. I have a possible name for the father.
Was there a census in 1885? My ancestor would have been 11 years old in 1885 so still living at home in Memel. If there are census records, I can find the names of other members of his family living at the same address and so confirm the name of the father.
Paul ST GEORGE
Researching SCHIMMELFENNIG, SCHIMMELPFENNIG, Memel