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Queries - Ancestors surname beginning with W
Wager/Becherer, Johann Baptist

Seek info on descendants/family of Johann Baptist WAGER, b. 12 Jul 1819 in Dautmergen, Zollemalbkreis, Wurttemberg; son of Michael & Agatha WAGER; m. 1854 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH to Aline BECHERER; enlisted 1862 in Cohocton, NY; died 14 Nov 1864 at Vicksburg. What became of his wife? Any children?

2005, Submitter: Grace Saatman, email
1585 Slaterville Rd., Ithaca NY 14850-6335

Waggoner, John Barnabas

Seek origin for John Barnabas WAGGONER d. Feb 1808 St Clair County IL. Children were Peter, Anna C., Daniel, Jacob, and John.

2012, Submitter: Eugene Wagner, email

Wagner/Athearn, (Maria) Jane

Seek birthplace (1850 census says PA), birthdate (ca 1801?), parents and sibs of (Maria) Jane WAGNER who m Jethro ATHEARN 26 Apr 1827 Jefferson Co IN. They lived Johnson Jennings and Fountain Co IN and Keokuk, Henry, and Washington co IA. Both died ca Springfield, Washington Co IA 1852.

1998, Submitter: Mary Matson
1632 Yorktown Dr., Charlottesville VA 22901-3033

Wagner/Fisher/Wildermuth/Miller, Jacob

Jacob WAGNER b 13 Dec 1751 Ebelshausen Ger, s/o Philip Christian & Ann Elizabeth . Family to America 1752/1755. Jacob d ca Dec 1784 Betn Twp, Berks Co PA m Catherine (who?) who d 27 Nov 1820 Fairfield Co OH. Ch: Philip, Esther (FISHER), Daniel, Elizabeth WILDERMUTH, Jacob, John, Catherine, Margaret or Anna Mary! Maria MILLER. Will correspond with anyone re. this family.

1999, Submitter: Ruth Hill, email
4711 Connell Dr., Raleigh NC 27612-5605

Wagner/Reitzel, Daniel

Seek correspond with anyone re: this family. Daniel WAGNER b. 11 Jan 1750 Ebelshausen Ger, s/o Philip Christian and Anna Elizabeth WAGNER, family to Amer 1752/55. Parents d. and bur Bern Twp, Berks Co PA. Daniel pastor "Kreutz's Creek and Tulpehocken, York Co PA AND Frederick MD" where he died 1810. Married 1775 Anna Maria REITZEL of Lancaster Co PA. Ch: George, Anna Maria, Elizabeth, Catherine, Samuel and William.

1998, Submitter: Ruth Hill, email
4711 Connell Dr., Raleigh NC 27612-5605 


Wahl/Murray, Samuel

Seeking descendants of Samuel WAHL, m to Emma MURRAY, who lived in Falls City, NE in the 1880s, d there 09 Aug 1922. Children: George, Clifford, Roy, and Lloyd.

2000, Submitter: Lois Wahl Decker, email
3011 Dundee Road, York, PA 17402

Wahrlich/Worley/Werly/Carr/Funk, Michal

Will of Michal WAHRLICH (1784 Hampshire Co., [W]VA, proved 1785) named wife Margaret, daughter Judy, son John. Judy/Julianne married John CARR (NJ RevWar vet); their daughter Margaret CARR married John FUNK (KY War 1812 vet). Seek earlier info on Michal & Margaret WAHRLICH.

2001, Submitter: Paul Peak, email
6251 Old Dominion Dr. Apt 306, McLean, VA 22101-4807

Walter/Bollinger, Christopher "Stoffel"

Seek parents of Christopher "Stoffel" WALTER (b 30 Sep 1754 in PA; d 11 Jan 1839 in Southampton Twp., Cumberland Co., PA). He m probably in Lancaster Co., PA, to Christina BOLLINGER (bc July 1762; d 06 Jun 1831 in Southampton Twp., Cumberland Co., PA), dau of Johann Rudolph BOLLINGER.

2006, Submitter: Michael Thomas, email
319 Crescent Drive, Neenah, WI 54956.

Walter/Luckenbach, Joseph

1.)Seek info & parents of Joseph WALTER (1789-1846) & wife Anna LUCKENBACH (mar in 1811). Their tau Louisa WALTER (1815-1896), b on the homestead of Fountain Hill south of Bethlehem [PA?], became an inmate of the House of the Sisters. They may have had a son Joseph Charles WALTER.

2002, Submitter: Pat Homaday, email
1510 Poinsetta Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Warner/Friman, Lodewick

Seek info on Lodewick WARNER of Walpack NJ. Ch: Henry Arins b 25 May 1783; Catrine b 30 Oct 1784; Jacob b 06 Jul 1786; Daniel b 20 Jul 1791; Maragriet b 18 Sep 1794. From what town or city in Germany(?) did he emigrate? 

2000, Submitter: Myrtle Warner Carlson
P.O. Box 72, Montrose, PA 18801

Wass/Laub/Moss, John (Johann) Adam

Seek par of John (Johann) Adam WASS (b abt 1752, d 26 May 1800) mar 28 Jul 1774 at Old Zion German Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA, to Elizabeth LAUB (b 1757, Philadelphia; d 23 Sep 1793, poss Philadelphia), dau of Johan LAUB & Maria MOSS. Was John Adam the immigrant? Seek par of John (Johann) Adam WASS (b abt 1752, d 26 May 1800) mar 28 Jul 1774 at Old Zion German Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA, to Elizabeth LAUB (b 1757, Philadelphia; d 23 Sep 1793, poss Philadelphia), dau of Johan LAUB & Maria MOSS. Was John Adam the immigrant? 

2002, Submitter: Betty L. Jones
P.O. Box 1203, Globe, AZ 85502­1203

Weber, Johann Ludwig

Seek village of origin for Johann Ludwig WEBER, who arrived at Philadelphia on the ship Hero 27 October, 1764. Will dated Feb 1793 in Heidelberg Twp., Dauphin County, Pa.. Wife Elizabeth, sons Ludwig b. Feb 1766, John, Jacob, Leonhard, Michael, and daughters Sophia, Barbara, Margereth and Ann Mary.

2011, Submitter: Cecelia Carvalho, email
1960 Wilmington Place, Columbus,OH.43220

Weber, Michael

Need birth record for Michael Weber born in Durrn, Baden 5 March, 1812 Parents were Andreas Weber and Ana Maria Stark. Family religion wasLutheran.

2015, Submitter Joan Bennett, 680 Pine St., Springfield, Ill 60612

Weber/Gerstner/Miller, Frank Wendell

Seek info Frank Wendell WEBER b 1 Jan 1810 Arzheim Landau in der Pfalz, Ger, son of Joannis Jacobi WEBER & Anna Maria GERSTNER. Also need info his wife, Catherine MILLER b in the fall of 1824, Germany. 

1999, Submitter: Margie Urfer, email
3693 Centurion Dr., Cincinnati OH 45211-1805 

Weber/Gerstner/Miller/Muller, Frank Wendell

Seek info Frank Wendell WEBER b 1 Jan 1810 Arzheim, Landau in der Pfalz, Bayern, son of Joannis Jacobi WEBER and Anna Maria, GERSTNER. Married Katharine MILLER 14 Apr 1850 Cincinnati OH. Born Fall 1824 Ger, died 23 Apr 1903.

1998, Submitter: Margie Urfer, email
3693 Centurion Dr., Cincinnati OH 45211-1805

Weise/Dunk, Franz (Frank)

Seek info on Franz (Frank) WEISE (b 11 Jun 1827; d Oct 1900, Grassyville, Bastrop Co., TX), and Katharina DUNK (b 30 May 1840; d Nov 1901, Grassyville, Bastrop Co., TX). 

2002, Submitter: Richard Dale, email
704 Ponca Dr., Independence, 64056-2053

Weiss/Heindel, Wolfgang

Seek city of birth & parents for Wolfgang WEISS (b 31 Oct 1822, Bavaria; d 28 Sep 1887); mar 1850 to Anna Maria HEINDEL; departed from Bremen, arrived at Philadelphia 02 May 1853 on the Daniele Mary. Ultimately settled in Altoona, PA; employed by Pennsylvania RR; buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Altoona.

2004, Submitter: John L. Wise
401 Epsilon Drive, Wernersville PA 19565

Weiss/Wagar, Rosina Barbara

Seek parents Rosina Barbara WEISS b 1741 Dutchess Co NY d 1812 Rensselaer Co NY m Johan Jacob WAGAR 1762 Dutchess Co NY. Jacob b Ger, came to PA then NY. Could Rosina's parents have come from PA, possibly with WAGARs?

1998, Submitter: Marjorie Wells
23 Williams Rd., Troy NY 12180

Welchons/Welchonce/Welchonts/Welschans/Ambrose, Mathias

Seek parents, sibs, other anc of Mathias WELCHONTS b ca 1791 PA, d 1875 Jefferson Co PA. Wife was Elizabeth Susan AMBROSE. Ch: Johnson, Lavinia, Austin, Claranna, Alexander and Martha.

1998, Submitter: Barbara Lynch
3823 Kirkwood Rd., Philadelphia PA 19114-2839

Wentzel/Himmelberger/Robinson/Folk/Yeakley/Eckert/Planer, Emma Ida

Seek parents or any info on siblings of Emma Ida WENTZEL (b 13 Aug 1866/68, possibly in Strausstown, PA; d 06 May 1903, Bern Twp [PA?]), married 13 Mar 1885 to  John R. HIMMELBERGER, son of George Berger HIMMELBERGER (1829-1909) & Sarah ROBINSON (1837-1920). Emma & John had children: Harry (1886), married Mary FOLK; Lillie (1888), married Cleveland YEAKLEY; Sallie (1891), married Albert YEAKLEY; Susan (1897), married Harry ECKERT; Alice (1902), married Harry PLANER.

2004, Submitter: Lynne Yealdey, email, Phone: 610-921-0945
400 Spring Valley Rd., Laureldale PA 19605

Wetzel/Wetzler/Westzel/Buzzard, John? Jacob

Seek birthplace, parents for John? Jacob WETZEL who mar Mary BUZZARD. They lived in Lancaster Co., PA; their children were baptized 1791-1808 at St. James Episcopal church in Bangor: John, Catherine, Mary, Daniel, Charles, Hannah, Henry, & Elizabeth. Did the family come from Wetzlar, Germany?

2001, Submitter: Dorothy G. Swanson, email
PO Box 60, Oquawka, IL 61469

Wheeler, Henry

Looking for the Mother and Father of Henry Wheeler B 1784 D 1838. The Wheeler family came from Palatine Germany

2012, Submitter: Clayton A Wheeler Jr, email, Phone: 860-583-2345

White/Weiss/Gillis, Falden (Valentine)

Seek any info: Falden (Valentine) WHF1IJ / WEISS (b abt 1830; from Hessen-Darmstadt Mar 1852 to NYC to Albany NY to Windsor NY to Dalton MA 1858-1872), wife Barbara GILLIS (b abt 1830 Germany), five eh: Falden Jr (b 17 Dec 1847 Hessen-Darmstadt, d 1869 Dalton MA); Adam (b abt 1851 Germany); John (b 03 Sep 1858 Dalton MA); George (b 25 Feb 1862 Dalton MA); Catharine (b 08 Sep 1863).

2001, Submitter: John J. White, email
1334 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Wiagandt/Weyandt, Johann Jost

Seek info Johann Jost (b 1737), Johan Henrich (b 1749) and Johannes (b 1746) WIGANDT arr Philadelphia aboard ship "Sally" on 29 Oct 1770. They were brothers, from Freinsheim, Germany. Any info concerning them after their arrival appreciated.

1998, Submitter: Allen Wiant, email
325 Gudrun Road, Columbus OH 43202 

Wiegner/Heebner/Meschter/Kirk, George

Seek parents/vitals/residences for George WIEGNER, wife Maria HEEBNER. Their son Melchior WEIGNER (b 1710, Germ.; d 29 Jul 1776, PA) married Rosina MESCHTER (b Germ.; d 29 Dec 1772, PA). Their son George WEIGNER (d 25 Jan 1776) married Maria Christina KIRK. Melchior & Rosina arrived in Pennsylvania Sep 1732 on ship "St. Andrew," as part of Schwenckfeld exodus.

2003, Submitter: Robert R. Jackson, email
301 Teakwood Lane, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Wieser/Kohler, Johannes

Seek name of father (immigrant?) of

Johannes WIESER Anbsp; Johannes b ca 1760 Berks Co. PA m Elisabeth KOHLER b 19 Jul 1764, d 22 Mar 1844 Lehigh Co.  Ch: Susanna m Laury, Salomea, Beke, Liddia, Johathan (1797), Jacob, Juni, Daniel (1803), Elisabeth m Reinhard. 

1999, Submitter: LaRue Palmer
9928 Cranston, Livonia MI 48150-2704

Wike, Michael

Seek parents Michael WIKE b ca 1800 PA, d after 1860 Huston Twp, Blair (formerly Huntingdon) Co PA. He first appeared in Hopewell Twp, Huntingdon Co tax records in 1824 as a single freeman. Michael m Nancy (who?) before 1830 in Huntingdon Co PA.

2000, Submitter: Gayla Nieminen
627 West State Street, Sycamore IL 60178

Wike/Rhodes, George F.

Seek parents George F. WIKE b 12 May 1804 PA, D 10 Mar 1863 Huston Twp, Blair (formerly Huntingdon) Co. PA. First appeared Woodbury Twp, Huntingdon Co tax records 1828 as single freeman. He m Magdalena RHODES 21 Apr 1831 Huntingdon Co PA. No children. 

1999, Submitter: Gayla Nieminen, email
627 West State St., Sycamore IL 60178

Wike/Shultz/Rhodes/Fertig, Henry

Seek parents Henry WIKE b 13 Jan 1800 PA, d 25 May 1861 Huston Twp, Blair (formerly Huntingdon) Co, PA. From 1821-1833 he was on the regular tax list for Hopewell Twp, Huntingdon Co PA. He m (1) Christina SHULTZ 1 Apr 1821, 5 children; possibly (2) ca 1832 Hannah FERTIG (no children); (3) Nancy RHODES ca 1838 (7 children). 

1999, Submitter: Gayle Nieminen, email
627 West State Street, Sycamore IL 60178

Wildfang/Gibhart/Miller/Rough/Hooberker/McGoviane, Johannes

Johannes WILDFANG surveyed land in 1744 in Lancaster Co., PA. A land warrant was reissued on this land in Berks Co., PA, in 1753. His neighbors in 1753 were Philip GIBHART, John MILLER, Bernard ROUGH, Jacob and John HOOBERKER, & David McGOVAINE. Is anyone researching these neighbors?

2002, Submitter: Hal Bern, email
2341 E. Lynnwood, Longview, WA 98632

Wildfang/Wilfong, Johannes & Elisabeth

Want to correspond with researchers on Johannes & Elisabeth WILDFANG / WILFONG & sons George Michael & Johannes Sebastian: arrived in Philadelphia 1734 on ship St. Andrew. Johannes Sebastian baptized in Oberlustadt 1732, but where did rest of family originate? 

2001, Submitter: H L. Bern, email
2341 E. Lynnwood Dr., Longview, WA 98632

Wilhelmi/Faiselbarth, Friedrich Gotthelf

Seek info Friedrich Gotthelf WILHELMI B 18 Oct 1838 Neustadt, Ger on the river Orla, d ca 1908 Cleveland OH, also info his parents, sibs, immigration. He m Maria/Mary Sally FAISELBARTH 8 Mar 1864 in Ger; 6 children. They may have migrated from Ger to MD 1866.

1998, Submitter: Carol Safko, email
8723 E. Kettle Place, Englewood CO 80112 

Wilkins/Irons/Iorns/Gillert/Gellert/Klei/Klie, Enoch

Seek parents Enoch WILKINS b 18 Dec 1788, possibly Monmouth NJ m Rachel IRONS 2 Jan 1817. Seek sibs Sophia GILLERT b 17 Jul 1896 New York City, dau of Henry S. GILLERT and Sophia KLEI.

1998, Submitter: A.W.Moffa
2944 Michael Avenue, Janesville NY 13078

Winter, Jacob, Peter

Seek info Jacob and Peter WINTER and their parents Henrich and Catharina living in Schoharie 1760s. Jacob b 1764. It is probable that these are the WINTERs who later joined the Kings Royal Regiment of New York and settled in Stormount County, ONTARIO.

1998, Submitter: Philip Fennell, email, FAX: (914) 758-2818
41 Colonial Drive, Red Hook NY 12571

Winter/Schaeffer/Fullenwider/Pfrimmer/Miller/Smiler/Shaller/Ravenaught/McCoy/Reed/Simmons, Chris

Seek info Chris WINTER 1752-1823, Pfalz­Rhine to Philadelphia 1771 brig 'Betsy". Rev. War 1776-80. M Cath. SCHAEFFER, Wash Co (Donegal twp) PA. Children: Cath (John FULLENWIDER) KY; John (Eliz PFRIMMER) IN; Jacob (Cath MILLER) Licking Co OH; Susanna (John SIMLER) IN; Eliz (Sam SHALLER); Sam (Cath RAVENAUGHT) WV; David (Eliz McCOY); Mary (Solomon REED), Cocshocton Co OH; Chris Jr (Cath SIMMONS) Licking Co OH.

2000, Submitter: Chester Winter, MD, email
6425 Evening Street, Worthington OH 43085

Wisler/Sheffer/Dietzenberger, Peter

Seek parents, sibs, area of Ger orig. and/or place of birth, name of boat relating to Peter WISLER, came from Ger via Rotterdam & married Catherine SHEFFER. She was ninth child of Jacob & Elizabeth DIETZENBERGER SHEFFER. Peter's ch: Elizabeth b 7 Aut 1802; Jacob b 7 Feb 1804; Henry b 17 Mar 1805; Catherine b 19 Jan 1807. They settled in SE PA. 

1999, Submitter: Margaret Nagle
3550 Water Si, Collegeville PA 19426

Witmer/Fritzinger, Christophel

Seek parentage of Christophel WITMER (17??-1802), emigrated 1752 from Switzerland, & wife Eva Christina FRITZINGER. Originally settled in Bethel Twp., Berks Co., PA; later to Lower Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co., PA

2005, Submitter: Hon. Wm. Harvey Wiest, email, Phone: 570-758-8722
Box 206, Dalmatia PA 17017

Witmer/Fritzinger, Christophel

Seek parents. place & date of birth for Christophel WITMER Sr, (b.c.1740, d.1802), and wife Eva Christina FRITZINGER. Christophel, a farmer & distiller, arrived in 1752, lived first in Berks Co., PA, then purchased land in 1767 in Lower Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co., PA.

2003, Submitter: William H. Wiest
P.O. Box 206, Dalmatia PA 17017

Woegel/Wagel/Wagoner, Godfrey

Seek parents Godfrey WOEGEL and Eva WAGONER. They were from Waldfischbach, Germany. Godfrey born 28 Dec 1811, Eva born 1 Jan 1811 in Waldfischbach. Immigrated to Cincinnati area and Bracken Co KY ca 1862. Siblings: Jacob, Valentine, Margaret, Godfrey. Name was changed to WAGEL in early 1900s.

1998, Submitter: Robert Wagel
53725 O'Keefe Road, Dowagiac MI 49047

Wolf/Furman, Michael

Seek parents Michael WOLF b 20 Aug 1768 m Elizabeth FURMAN 1794 NY. Enumerated in 1790 census Coxsackie, Montgomery NY; 1800 census Colchester, Delaware NY. Removed to Lycoming Co PA CA 1810. Bradford Co History says b CT of German descent.

1998, Submitter: Carlton Wolfe, Jr.
620 N. College St., Auburn AL 36830-3014

Woyeck/Arl/Filzen, Carl Thomas

Seek village/city of origin in Posen & parentage of Carl Thomas WOYECK (b 1836/37). He was a member of the German Army, possibly stationed in Coln, & emigrated 1865-67 with wife Margaretha ARL (b 16 Mar 1839, Trier Rheinland Germany); her mother was Anna FILZEN.

2002, Submitter: Germaine Lacher Bravick, email
1631 Hillcrest Drive, Appleton WI 54914

Woyeck/Wyack/Arl, Carl Thomas

Seeking info on origin of Carl Thomas WOYACK b 1834, d 1892, who m Margaret ARL, b 16 Mar 1839, d 1920. They emigrated as a married couple in 1867 from Posen to Peru, IL, and later lived in Chicago. Surname spelling changed to WYACK abt 1900. Did they come from Posen the city, or Posen the province? 

2000, Submitter: Germaine Lacher Bravick, email
1631 Hillcrest Dr., Appleton, WI 54914