Herman Julius Wockenfuss - July 11, 1842 to April 14, 1929 married Justing (Gustine) Chiouk - August 15, 1837 to May 15, 1906. They had six (6) children and all were born in Brumburgh, Germany which is now part of Poland.
The six children are (were) as follows:
Emil (Ameal) April 12, 1867-April 1, 1939.
Anna Wockenfuss Schmidt then married to Benjamin Dunn born May 22, 18? and no date of death known.
Amelia (Meale) Wockenfuss Schmidt then married to ? Jones born November 20, 1871/died April 10, 1939.
Herman C. Wockenfuss, February 11, 1875 - June 13, 1955.
Louise Wockenfuss Wiedenhoeft, January 18, 1877 - August 25, 1955.
Martha T. Wockenfuss Stallings, November 15, 1879 - May 15, 1938.
Herman was a salesman for a religious book printer and traveled all over Europe and could speak 14 languages. Since all Germans were taught to rely on two trades at that time, he was also a basket maker - willows.
Emil - the oldest son - was in the German army and was the last to come to America - to visit his parents in 1888.
Martha was the youngest and was about 6 when she came to America.
These particular Wockenfuss' were met in Baltimore (which is why there are no "Ellis Island" records) by the local Lugheran Church - St. Pauls on Fremont Avenue and Saratoga Streets. Eventually they became members of Martini Evengelical Lutheran at Sharp and Henrietta Streets, where Martha went to school.
Eventually, the Wockenfuss - Stallings' moved to Anne Arundel County.
My Great-Grandfather was Emil and my Grandfather was Harry Wockenfuss. He married Annie Elizabeth Johnson; whose history I'm currently researching. (Her family goes all the way back to the Powells of Virginia from the 2nd settlement at Jamestown.) My Grandparents had five children: Virginia Lee, Doris Lorraine, Betty Lou, Harriet Elizabeth, and Edward Harry. I'm Harriet's daughter.
My "Butkus" name is even harder to find than the Wockenfuss' since only 3 of them ever came to America and I can only claim one!
My uncle Edward who is in these posts has MUCH MUCH more information than I do.
It was also said that my greater(?) grandmother was Margaret Schwartz and was Jewish, but I'm told we were from Austria more than from Germany.With the last name Wockenfuss, we're probably related.Please feel free to contact me at my personal email address.