Dr. Klaasen You are probably aware that there were two groups of Winebrenner's that came from Germany. One group came about 1850 and the first group came in 1752 & 1753. Your group must be from the second group if your ancestor was bor in Germany. Do you have any connections in Germany? I am from the first group, being a decendent from Johann Christain, a son of Catherina, who came in 1753. Maybe a connection can be made back in Germany.