Here is a breakdown of Woelfel ancestors who mostly ended up in the Pittsburgh, PA area.If anyone has further info on any of the individuals I have listed (or even not listed), I'd be glad to hear from you.
Lorenz Woelfel-b. abt 1812 in Germany; d. 1886 Married 1) Catharine HOEY - b. ?; d. 1848 Children: 1A. Charles Woelfel b. July 2, 1840 (Allegheny City, Allegheny,PA)/d. Jan. 22, 1890 (Allegheny Co.,PA) 1B. Henry Woelfel - b. ? / d. Baltimore, MD 1C. Amelia Woelfel - b.? / d.?; married a VOGEL 1D. Frederick Woelfel - b. ? / d. Nov. 1898 1E. William Woelfel - b.? / d.? Lorenz (also Lawrence in census records) second wife wasKate BECKERT (unk birth or death).They had 5 children: 2A. George Woelfel - b. abt 1854 2B. John Woelfel - b. Jun 1858 2C. Lawrence Woelfel - unk birth or death dates 2D. Clara Woelfel - b. Jan. 1866 2E. Jessie Woelfel - b. Mar 1869
Lorenz and Catharine's son Charles Woelfel (1A) was my gr. gr. grandfather.Charles was married twice as well.His first wife was Elizabeth BRADY.Elizabeth died in 1864 and they had two children, Charles and Emma (no known dates for either).Charles' second wife was Teresa Rose Osterman.It appears Teresa sometimes was called Grace.Charles and Teresa had one daughter, Agnes Bertha Woelfel.
Charles' brother, Frederick Woelfel (1D), had married Elizabeth KLEINMAN.According to census records it indicates that Elizabeth had 6 children but only 3 were living at the time (1900).The 4 known names of Frederick and Elizabeth's children are: a. Emma Woelfel - b. Nov. 1874 b. Frederick Woelfel - b. abt 1878 c. Elsa Woelfel - b. Dec. 1881 in PA d. Herbert Woelfel - b. Jul. 1883 in PA(he was a doctor).
The name is also spelled Welfal in some records.If anyone can add further information to any of the above, I would appreciate hearing from you.Agnes Bertha Woelfel had married Oscar George Zischkau (I have further on that line).