I started this forum for Wachlin's five years ago.I have moved three times since then and lost my original account information. So I've started another account. I'm still interested in hearing from anyone interested in the Wachlin surname. My Great Grandfather came from Pomerania with his family in the 1870's. His name was Fredrich Wilhelm Wachlin. He settled around Waltham Minnesota and is buried there. Has anyone else heard the story of Wachlin coming from the French word La Vache (cow)? That the Wachlin's were Hugeonauts and left France because of religious persicution around 1685 and settled in Pomerania around Starguard County?