My Wehrle ancestors lived in the Simonswäldertal, Baden (now Baden-Württemberg). The towns of Untersimonswald, Obersimonswald and Altsimonswald are filled with Wehrle descendants. The local historian in the Simonswäldertal (Hans-Jürgen Wehrle) traces the family there back to Mathis Wehrle who died in 1697. He has identified almost all of the descendants in many lines from that one person. My great-grandfather Germanus Wehrle (1837-1905) came to Pennsylvania in 1854.
Hans-Jürgen Wehrle does not know the birthplace of Mathis Wehrle, but always has suspected he came from present day Switzerland where the name, spelled with a terminal "i," is quite common.
Do you have information on the family prior to mid-17th century?
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