Dear Terri, I read that you have in your tree William John Werges b 23 april 1855 in Melle (germany). In my tree I have Johann Friedrich Werges born in 1797 in Melle (germany, kingdom of Hannover).His father was Johann David Werges. His mother was Maria Lisette Niehencke (probably born in Ostercappeln in Kingdom of Hannover (now Germany). Johann Friedrich went to Suriname with a ship from Amsterdam. He arrived in Suriname on 30 december 1816. He got 7 children. all born in surinam. If you want more information please send me an e-mail. Can you find any connection between Johann Friedrich/Johann David and William John. Greetings. John.