In your Dec. 7, '99 message, you mentioned children of Christoph Wiening. John M. Wiening was my great-grandfather. His son, also John Wiening (6/1888 to 6/1974) was my grandfather, a Lutheran Minister. My father John T. Wiening (2/16/1912 to 12/31/1996)was the last John Wiening in this line. My grandfather spent most of his life in Wisconsin, but my family moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1948. My father's two remaining sisters are in Albuquerque. I have Wiening cousins in Penna., Texas, Arkansas & Minnesota. I live in Virginia. I have seen the Wiening name in Indiana, Illinois and Colorado. You can find Wienings through the "who where" or "people finder" although I don't know what part of the family they came from. We think the family split and some stayed in Wisconsin and another branch settled Illinois and Indiana, but since the 1940's and 1950's have moved all over.