I think I’ve finally figured out that – in fact (after hearing it from my father all these years) – our family hails from the Brandenburg area of Germany. I speak ZERO German (except some swear words and “1, 2, 3, drink!”) so hopefully, Google Translate will be kind to me in my research!
Fredrick Charles Otto WETZOLD (he went by Otto)
Born: January 22, 1868 in Berlin, Germany
I had his parents listed as:
Then, I found a potential sister of Otto … I say “potential” because I have no proof, just a search from FamilySearch.org. I don’t have my usual access to Ancestry.com to look further.
Selma Louise Hedwig WETZOLD
Born: August 4, 1873 (Christened Aug 31) in Berlin, Brandenberg, Preußen, Germany
Parents of Selma:
Gustav Eduard WETZOLD