Wow, thanks for all that!I had found this forum once years ago but haven't been back until just a couple months ago when I tried to do a Google search for my great-great-grandfather and found the link to this forum.Turns out I'd found it around 2001 but hadn't been back since and had forgotten.So I never knew who was who on here and who was related to who.
Well, here's my people in return.
As I said, I'm related to Herman Julius' brother Friedrich William (and I'm still trying to find their parents!!!) who was born August 17, 1838 in Strasburg, Germany, died January 29, 1906 in Baltimore, Maryland.Friedrich's first wife was Wilhelmina Witkowski, born in West Prussia.They had six children, but five died and so did Wilhelmina, leaving Friedrich and their son Gustav E. Wockenfuss (born 1868 in Germany, died July 1942).
Friedrich then married Augusta F. Ristau (born 13 August 1849 in Germany, died March 30 1916 in Baltimore) and they had seven children:
Helen Augusta (born Jan. 27, 1875 in Germany, died April 11 1950) who married Julius Herman Warther.
Johannes Philemon (1877, Germany -1944, Glen Burnie, MD) who married Wilhelmina C. Engler
Paul Frederick (April 18, 1882; don't have a death date for him) who married Hedwig Christina Winskowski, then Lillian Heil (or maybe it was the other way around, unsure.)
William Frederick (1884) married Katherin Kronenberg.
Carl Henry (12/21/1886-9/27/1953) married Margaret Amelia Gumpman.
Then my great-grandfather Louis Martin who was born on Jan 22 1888 in Baltimore and died October 23 1962.He married Harriet J. Huller and had two children: my grandfather Raymond Harry (born Jan 30 1924 in Baltimore, still living) and Howard George (Feb 16, 1925 - April 22 1949).
Friedrich and Augusta's youngest is Edward John Conrad Wockenfuss, born November 29, 1890 and died Jan 4, 1966.
My grandfather married Elizabeth (Betty) Catherine Wagner and had my aunt Nancy Dorothy (Butler) and my dad Raymond Howard.