Charles Scholtz; I am not sure if we have a connection however my Grandfathers name was John Carl Diedarich Wesfel. Changed name to Wessel when he came to US. Born in Osnabruck Germany area. His Father's name was George Henry Wesfel. Could there be a connection?
I will attempt to followup on this.I also found another direct Wessel decendant named Christine Wessel who is a law student at UCLA.She will try to help us when her exams are over.