I really don't know much about The Welter family history. My Grandfather came from Luxemburg. When I don't know. He was born on 11 Oct 1893 died Aug 1968. Ward had 3 children Melvin, Vernon and a daughter. My father Melvin Ward Welter was born on 17 Dec 1925 in Portland, Or. Melvin died 19 Jun 1881. My father was married twice. I don't know who the first was but my mother is Shirley Mae Welter. Her maiden name was Ollernshaw. I have 1 brother Terry Lee Welter and one sister Nancy Ann Edwards.I also have 2 half brothers. I think their names are Tom and Edward Welter. My Grandmothers name was Mildred Welter. She was born on 20 Sep 1902 and died Dec 1980. This is all I know. I hope it helps.