Hi Paul, I would like tohelp you, but first may I make a couple of suggestions?Names, dates and locations are important in queries.Even with less common surnames, dates help to sort out the people.Counties are important as most researchers are not familiar to locations of towns.We researchers learn the counties, because most records will be at the county level.Here are a couple of sites touse when trying to determine county -- in TX http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tx/cities.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tx/cities.htm and the rest of the world (^_^) --http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tx/cities.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tx/cities.htm
Combined info from TX Dth Idx Online 1964-1998 and SSDI:
Paul T. Wendland, b 14 Jul 1915; d 17 Sep 1978 Nueces Co, TX; last residence Robstown, Nueces Co, TX; SS card issued in TX.
I visited your message history and saw your response to a Wendland query.Here is a "possible" match from SSDI for Leo, since some went to AR:
Leo Wendland, b 19 Jul 1904; d Sept 1975; last residence Harrison, Boone Co, AR; SS card issued in AR.
There are 4 ladies named Annie Knesek on TX idx, and two with very similar birth years on SSDI who died in TX.Here are the sites, you can play around with some of your family names, the SSDI gives birth dates, which help to eliminate some people.TX idx sometimes gives middle names, andgives county of death, but SSDI sometimes shows last residence.By matching and merging some of the info from each index you can identify people easier then just from one index. http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgihttp://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgihttp://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
You might try the Galveston Co, TX GenWeb site.I'm sure they will have something on there about their local library.I believe the library has book/books on immigrants through the port of Galveston.They may even have something on the county site, too.Post your query regarding the immigration of August.If you haven't used GenWeb sites, let me know, I'll be glad to give you some help with them.Oh, and if you get some of this sorted out, you might want to share with your contact on the Wendland forum, too.Happy Hunting.