Looking for information on Adam Weitzel, b abt. 1861 in Hesse or Prussia (my greatgrandfather). He emigrated to Pittsburgh around 1880, apparently to avoid conscription. The 1880 census shows him living in Pittsburgh with his brother William Weitzel, b abt 1850 also in Prussia, and William's family. From the ages and birthplaces of William's family, he emigrated in 1873 or earlier. William was married to Ellen, b abt 1853 in PA, and they had children Lizzie, William, John and Martin. My greatgrandfather Adam eventually married Catherine Binder b abt 1862. Marriage probably before 1888. Their children were Harry, John and Clara. Adam and his children stayed in the Pittsburgh area. Any information appreciated -- I'm just starting out on this exciting jouney into my family past!