I am looking for information on Kate or Kitty Wenzel. At different times in her life, she went by both names. I don't know if they were short for Katherine. She was born 5 Aug 1852 in Milwaukee, Waukesha, WI. Her step father was John Wenzel. Her mother was Mary Ann VanHyde. In the summer of 1860, she was living on Fleet Street, Milwaukee with her step father and brother Martin Wenzel. On 1 Jan 1876, she married Oliver Edward Griest in Milwaukee. I'm looking for information on her birth father, and on her mother. I would also like to know if she was adopted, or just assumed her step father's name.