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Dear WETZOLD Cousins

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I am trying to get in contact with any and all people that share the surname WETZOLD! I am trying to trace the family genealogy and know there are at least two (different) lines of this family living in the USA – I would like to get in contact with those of you still living in Germany (or anywhere else) and see if the lines can be traced further back and/or connected.

I am not looking for weird vital information in order to scam anyone – just genealogy info. In this day and age of the internet and Facebook and such I figure it might be easier to connect.

The info. I am looking for is basically what, if any, ancestry information you have. Do you know your grandparents’ names and info? How about your great grandparents? Further back?

What city were you born? Where do you live now?

Have you heard any family stories?

If you are here in America – when did your family get here?

Thank you so much for reading and I hope to hear from you!

My email is starryskye81 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Written by Christine

July 28th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

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Distribution of the surname WETZOLD in Germany

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Distribution of the surname WETZOLD in Germany:

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  • In Germany there are 60 phone book entries with the surname Wetzold and approximately 160 persons with this name.
  • They live in 36 cities and counties . Most occurrences are in Muldentalkreis reported, namely 9.
  • Other counties / cities with lots of occurrences are Unna (5), Lower Silesian and Main-Kinzig-Kreis with 2 entries.
  • Rainer Wetzold comes in Germany is most commonly found. Helga and Ursula are the next often found first name, followed by Theodor Michael , Michael , Brigitte , Bärbel , Uta , Harald and Bernd.

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Written by Christine

July 26th, 2014 at 5:24 am

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Brandenburg & Berlin Research

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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:
Louise WIRKE

Then, I found a potential sister of Otto … I say “potential” because I have no proof, just a search from I don’t have my usual access to 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
Louise WICKE

Written by Christine

November 17th, 2013 at 4:37 am