Looking for information on the above men who may be the father and grandfather of my 2GGF, Franz van Wamel. Franz was born about 1807 and carried an original copy of a "Citizen's Oath", sworn by Gerardus Philippus van Wamel, Haulier, son of deceased Jan van Wamel, shopkeeper. The document is dated 28 October 1761. Franz, my 2GGF, was a school teacher in 1840 in Bydgoszcz (Bromberg), Poland.He immigrated from Germany, aboard the Neptune, to Galveston, Texas in December 1845.He had married Anna Beyer about 1831 in Germany.They had 6 children by the time they left Germany. I have a copy of the petition requesting to be included in the 21 September 1845 Emigration from Bremen to Texas.
Any help in finding Gerardus and Jan would be greatly appreciated.