I am interested in the early history of the Anweiler, Onwiler and various other spellings in this country. Wilhelm Anweiler, or William Onwiler was naturalized in Washington County, MD in 1797. His will probated in 1815 may be found in the Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD. In the will are listed a wife, Alice, two daughters, Elizabeth and Catharine, and two sons, Nicholas and Joseph. The final distribution of his estate (also in the MSA) tookd place on Nov. 20, 1829. By then his wife and daughter Elizabeth are deceased. The adminstrator is Thomas Mains of the Indian Springs District of Washington County. The three reamaining children are listed as Catharine Blair, Nicholas and Thomas. Catherine Onwiler: b. 1790; d. June 30, 1855 married Andrew Blair (1786-ca.1849), son of James Blair and Martha Elliott of Blair's Valley which lies in Washington County, MD and Franklin Co., PA. They had 15 children of which 12 survived the father's death. Andrew Blair bought out the Onwiler homestead from Joseph Onwiler. Nicholas Anweiler moved to Stark Co., OH, where he married a Martha Blair on August 9, 1827. There are a number of families in OH which spell the name as Onweller. I am not certain, but I think Joseph may have gone to St. Thomas in Franklin County, PA. I have found some Onwilers there prior to 1850. I am descended from Catharine Onwiler and Andrew Blair who are buried in the Log Church cemetery near the Whitetail Ski Resort south of Mercersburg in Blair's Valley, Franklin Co., PA.