I have a copy of the marriage certificate of my great grandparents and the names are John Maether and Wilhelmena Wentland. The date is 7 June 1862 in Chicago, Illinois. This copy came to me through a step grand daughter of my great uncle, so I think it must be my family. The problem is that there are two other names associated with Wilhelmena, the more common name is Krueger and, on a death certificate of one of her children, Letky (Leidtke). Wilhelmena was born on 15 April 1829 in Europe. John and Wilhelmena lived on a farm east of Lemont, Illinois.
Does any of this look familiar to any of you? If not would you please keep it in mind in case that you encounter Wilhelmena.