Letter to the Editor

Seeking genealogical research

Sunday, December 6, 2009

To the Editor:

On Jan. 31, 2001, someone from Clay County, Indiana, posted the following query on the Ancestry.com message board:

"Seeking birthplace and parents to Johann Henrich Wienecke born 25 December 1826 Prussia. Emigrated in 1853. Lived in Ironton, Ohio, Wife is Christina Koehler b. 23 Mar 1827 Prussia. One son died at age 1 or 2 on voyage to America. Three daughters and one son born in America. Does anyone know of any Wieneckes in Prussia?"

I would really like to hear from this person if at all possible. I am descended from Johann's brother, Fredrick, and I have a good deal of information to share with this person.

I would also like to question them about any information they have.

Perhaps your readers can share this letter with anyone they know doing genealogical research. Any help is always greatly appreciated.


Denise L. Sturgill,

Hurricane, W.Va.