Re: Fenzel family coming from Nuernberg area
My name is Denise Wilson. I am descended from a family whose last name is Fenzel. My mother's maiden name is Fenzel and her two brothers still carry the name. My information is somewhat limited. The furthest I have been able to trace has been my grandfather's parents...only because there is a distinct possiblilty that the Fenzels had adopted my grandfather as a baby or as a small child.
His "adopted" parents were Arthur E. Fenzel born September 16, 1895 (where is unknown) and died June 29, 1974 in Williamsville, New York...Arthur's wife was Mabel Frier born December 7, 1896 (where is unknown) and died October 3, 1979 in Williamsville, New York. Arthur's parents to the best of my knowledge was Andrew Fenzel and his mother was Rose Penfold. That is where I hit a "brick wall". Unfortunately, at the time of his adoption, there is no legal record that we know of to indicate such an event happened.
I hope you can help! Any advice? I also have another German ancestor from Bremen if you have suggestions.