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Posted: 25 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jun 2001 10:58PM GMT
Surnames: Wensell
I am searching for any information on the Wensell family. Moses was born May 22, 1842 and died March 12, 1912. He married Verlinda Haun. They lived in Bedford, Pa. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Pennsylvania Wensells

Louise Daniel Hutchinson (View posts)
Posted: 6 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 3:50PM GMT

Scrolled through the "Social Security Death Index: U.S., 1937-1997" on CD-ROM and found ten persons with the surname WENSELL reported there. Their Social Security #'s were issued in Pennsylvania; too, their last known Zip Code was in the state of Pennsylvania. But there were many, many more whose surname was WENSEL (spelled with just one "L"). They also had ties to Pennsylvania.

It is not at all unusual to find more than one possible spelling of a family surname, since many persons spelled phonetically. The Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Service, and other major archival repositories have a compendium called a "Soundex".
It provides varied spellings of a family surname; also, directs the researcher to the location of persons in Census and other public records.

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Best wishes with your search.

Louise Daniel Hutchinson

Re: Wensell

Alan Wensel (View posts)
Posted: 10 Sep 2001 1:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Moses Wensel(l) was a brother to my GGgrandfather, John Wensel. I am currently trying to do some work on Moses' and John's father, Peter Wensel. I have some notes from my grandfather, George A. Wensel, regarding research he and a few distant cousins, Elinor Wensell Mantheiy and Dortha Jane Wensel Wilt, have done. I would be willing to share what I have.
Posted: 27 Apr 2004 12:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Jun 2006 1:02AM GMT
Surnames: Wensel, Shup, Friedman, Reinert, Reck
I have Andrew Wensel my ggggrandfather. Could he be
a relation. Born 1790?Married Mary Magdelena Shup
Posted: 7 Sep 2013 3:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would love to know what you have on the Wensell family. Also I am trying to find out if any of the Wensell family fought in the revolutionary war. I know your relative Dot Wilt. We both have written and talked over the past years. My father in law was the late Walton Lee Wensell.
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