Thanks for your reply, Darrin. I hope after ten years you find mine. I'm trying to find Wendelin Degel's father and mother. Do you know if they are Heinrich Deckel, or Meckel who was married to Margaretha Wuest in Comal Co.,Tx in 1855? She married William Mittel in 1858. This is such a mystery. My stepfather was a son to Wendelin and Ida Meier Degel. Wendelin may've changed his last name to Degel, but I don't know why, unless Heinrich Deckel's last name was Degel and it was written down wrong. Please email me. Thanks.