I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you- I just got back after being gone six weeks, and only just got my email....
One place I went to was Erie Co., NY, so I was able to finally find out for sure that Sophia was indeed a Weichmann (also spelled Wigman in a few German records- makes sense, I guess, since I believe a German 'g' is pronounced 'k', right?).
Anyhow, I found a lot of places mentioning Sophia Hermann nee Wiechmann. She was born in 1846, and appears to have immigrated from Germany (Mecklenburg) in 1864, though I've only found that one place so far, so it isn't proven. She married Frederich Hermann in 1865, and on the Church record of their marriage, it says that her father is Christian Weichmann. It also looks like he was still in Germany at the time of the wedding. Since 17 year old girls weren't much likely to travel alone if they could help it, I'm wondering if she maybe had a brother who was here, or came over with her? I'm afraid I haven't got any siblings names, nor a mothers name yet.
I do know that according to the record, she was living in Whites Corners, NY (near Buffalo- now Hamburg) in Oct., 1865, when she was married. So, if I can get the 1865 state census (they put it on "backorder" months ago, and I still haven't seen it! Grrr!), I should be able to find her there in Whites Corners, and see who she is living with! Might give me her brothers name or something. I'll let you know if I do find anything. What are your Wiechmann names? Were they in the Buffalo area? Any Sophia's? :-)
I'll email you as well, to make sure you get this, and then you'll also have my email addy.
Thanks for writing! God bless, Shyanne
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