Purmela is West of Waco about 45 miles. Its not broken 100 yet
except for the heat index...only 97 so far...
My name is William Wessels and I am searching for information my
grandparents,Heinrich Frederich Gerhard Wessels 21March 1883,Frieda
Backhus 26 May 1896.
My Great grandparents, Anton Backhus 13 August 1872,
Friedarike Mier 12 August 1871.
My Great,Great Grandparents,Frederich Wessels (birth unknown),
Elise Kruse (born 1856 died 6 April 1924)
All info I have states that grandparents were both born in
Oldenburg, however before my eldest Uncle passed away he told me that
Grandpa was from a village named Varl or Varrel. Any information you
can give me or direct me to would me most appreciated. My
grandfather and grandmother and her parents(Backhus and Mier) left
Bremen on 30 September 1909 and arrived in Galveston,Texas,
U.S.A. on 20 November 1909 aboard the ship Cassel. Again
I thank you for any time you can spare for me. Helene Wessels born
March 16, 1886/Neustadt Geminde Struckhausen
Johanne Wessels born 12 May 1884 Neustatdt Struckhausen
George Wessels 5 August 1893 Neu_Struck.
Anna Lampe born Wessels 27 October 1885
Mathilde Meischen born Wessels 15 January 1897 in Jaderbollenhagen
Compiled By Nelita Rosa Wessels (Morgan) from Sophie Frieda Wessels
(Backhus) sometime in the early 1970's.
William H. Wessels