Who is Frank?Saturday 01 December 2035 at 8:44 pm.
My name is Frank Wissel. I have been interested in geneology for many years, but I did not have much time to do very much with my family research until I retired from my job as a software engineering manager in May 2013. About 30 years ago I realized I was part Wendish and wanted to learn more about this part of my family's culture and background.
About five years ago, I purchased a copy of Baptismal Records of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Serbin, Texas 1854-1883. In those records I found the baptismal record of my grandfather. That record led me to my great grandparents and other relatives. I was hooked and wanted to learn more! Who were these people? How did they get to the United States? Were they aboard the Ben Nevis? Why did they come to the United States? What kind of lives did they live?
Through this blog I will take you through my journey that to date, has given me the privilege to author two articles published in the Texas Wendish Heritage Society Newsletter. To get this blog started, I will share those writings and how I got my information.