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August Wessel came to the US from Germany. He was born in 1829 and died in 1908. He married Rachel Arnaman who was born in 1843 and died in 1924. August was my ggg-grandfather. His son Francis Edward 'Frank' Wessel (my gg-grandfather) was born July 23, 1870 and died Jan 28, 1962. He married Ida Ellen Fowler July 8, 1894. Ida was born September 23, 1876 and died April 24, 1937. Their son James Alva Wessel (my g-grandfather)was born April 13, 1899 and died april 29, 1983. He married Leah Ellen Harris February 17, 1923. Leah was born June 23, 1903 and died April 24, 1985. Their Daughter, Margie Louise (Wessel)Griggs is my grandmother. If any of this sounds familiar to anyone and you have more information or could use more information please contact me at CrayZeeQ@hotmail.com so that we can compare notes.