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From: Robert Wentzel <>
Subject: Re: [LL] Maria Elizabeth Wentzell
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 09:58:10 -0800 (PST)
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Hello all,

> Can anyone tell me the parents of
> Maria Elizabeth Wentzell b. January 16, 1792
> I have 2 sets of parents
> Johann George Wentzell and Elizabeth Lohnes
> and
> Lorenz Wentzell and Maria Elizabeth Hausler\Heisler
> Does anyone know which is correct?

According to the Rev. James Slack's Notes on the
Wentzell Family, she was a daughter of Lorenz and
Maria Elizabeth and her birth neatly falls into place
2 years after the previous birth and 2 years before
the next. That said, there is a 25 month gap between
George's marriage to Elizabeth and the birth of their
first child, so they could have had a child at that
time. Any child born then would almost certainly be
recorded in the baptism records and 25 months is an
unusually long time for the first child to be born, so
probably the first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage or
stillbirth. They did go on to have 10 girls.

Robert F. Wentzel
Portland, Oregon, USA

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