"... Wenzel PAZDERNIK, b. October 1842 in Zolldorf, Bohemia. Wenzel came to the U.S. in the 1850s with his sister, a Mrs. E.B. MENZEL who lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, around 1910. Wenzel fought in the U.S. Civil War. Any information would be appreciated! ..."
Was your Mrs. E. B. Menzel aka Anna Pazdernick? And did she arrive as Pazdernick or Menzel? There's a rare mention in the early local German papers for an Anna Pazdernick (the only entry for that surname) found in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950). However, there are also possible matches for people like an Anna Menzel that died in Milwaukee in 1914. There are over 100 Menzel / Mentzel / Mensel entries or references in the current index.
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