We're happy to announce sseveral major discoveries in the Wickizer/Weckesser DNA Project, thanks to the assistance of several participants from the latter family.
We can now state that:
1) The two major early Weckesser families, located in Hessen and on the border of Baden and Württemberg, are NOT related to each other.
2) However, the Baden-Württemberg family is very likely the parent family of the Wickizer line, and is also related more distantly to an U(e)ffinger family from the same region, and to a Deffinbaugh line.
We do not currently have any samples in the Project from a Werkheiser family.
For more details, please see our project website, www.millefleurs.tv, and click on the Wickizer/Weckesser link.