I am trying to locate information on the Wellands from Prussia. My great-grandfather, Henry Welland, was born in Prussia, December 1846. In 1863 he landed in New Orleans as a stowaway, eventually making it to Pioche, Nevada where he opened a Mercantile Store. Family history says the name was originally Weiland, but the handwriting on his papers when he arrived in the States looked like "ll" instead of "il", hence the name change. Any information on this line back through the Prussian decent would be very much appreciated.