My great-grandfather was John Germanus Wehrle (1834-1905). He emigrated from the kingdom of Baden (now the German state Baden-Würtemberg) in 1854, settling in central Pennsylvania. He died in Altoona, PA. Thus my interest in the Wehrle name.
A cousin sent me a copy of Volume X, Number 9 of the "Bulletin of the Catholic Record Society of the Diocese of Columbus;" it is dated September 1985. The feature article is about a Fr. Joseph M. Wehrle (1865-1924) and it includes information about some of his siblings. In discussing the lives of William W. Wehrle (born 1870) and Augustine T. Wehrle (born 1876), it mentions their role in the Moser and Wehrle foundry in Newark, Ohio, which later became the Wehrle Stove Company. This Wehrle family was noted for its philanthropy and, according to the article, there are memorials to them (an art gallery, for example) in the Columbus / Newark area that bear their name. Unfortunately, this article identifies the father of this family only as Captain Wehrle. However, this article is identified as the continuation of an article in Volume X, number 7 of the same publication. The title of the article is "The Spindler Descendants and the Church in the Diocese of Columbus."
I don't know how this relates to your ancestors, but you might contact the Diocese of Columbus and try to get these issues.
If you aren't successful in making contact with the Diocese, let me know and I can (1) try to help you locate the Diocesan Archivist or Catholic Record Society and (2) mail you a photocopy of the bulletin I have. I would need your mailing address for that.
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