Hi, I just found this forum. My name is Jody Wassmer. I grew up in southwestern Indiana but now live in Kentucky. My dad's family are all descendants of Wendel Wassmer who moved to southern Indiana (actually walked) from Canada in the early 1800s to find a warmer climate. He was a barrel maker. His family was from Germany. He had many descendants and the small predominatly Catholic community of St. Wendel is named for him. There's a large Catholic church there. This town is about 15 miles northwest of Evansville, IN.