Wilhelmina 'Alvina' M. Kleist from Germany to Pgh, PA 1872
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Wilhelmina 'Alvina' M. Kleist was born around 1858 in Germany, and immigrated to Pittsburgh,PA in 1872.She married Frederick William Assel, and it's said that they met and married aboard ship.
They settled in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and had the following children: Elizabeth, Frederick, George, Edward and Martha.
Many of their descendants later changed the spelling of the surname to Essel.
Anyone else researching this line?