It's been so long since I posted here! Here's the latest...
I did find out that my grandfather Donald Fenzel was adopted. When he died in February of 2000, my family and I found his birth certificate.
Now, that's not to say that I won't follow this line anymore...because the Fenzels did take care of him! To me, the key to finding out the Donald Richard (Fenzel) Yochum line is to find out how he became a Fenzel to begin with...and why.
For some reason, I still believe that through Donald, I have a connection to the Fenzels that reside(ed) in Buffalo, New York in Erie County.
I'm determined to find where the Yochum/Fenzel connection lies...but I'm going to need as much help as possible.
Donald was born June 29, 1929...son of Ruth Yochum. He was baptized at a church at 115 Glenwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY.
Sometime between his birth and his marriage to Dorothy Hamann, he was adopted by the Fenzel family...which I know more about than the Yochum family.
I'm hoping someone will have information on the connection. Please help.