hello, i have some wendels in my family as follows. my gr-grand father, johann adam go"bel born 8-31-1825, died 9-13-1881 married a woman by the name of magdalene wendel, born 5-14-1839 died 4-7-1912. her and her children left heinbach, hess, germany, and came to u.s. in 1888. her father was johann george wendel born 10-12-1814. his wife was anna martha aschenbrenner. johann george's father was oswald wendel, born 1-23-1786. his wife was anna elisabeth kroning, born 1-6-1771. it seems there may have been a cousin marriage in there some where, because magdelene wendel's husband johann go"bel's mother was also a wendel. her name was anna katharina wendel, born 5-18-1785. her father was johann george wendel born 1-1-1746. his wife was anna maria do"ll. as far as i know, these wendels all lived in heinbach. does any of this match into your family?