Etymology of WENDELKEN and Martin's farmhouse
Greetings fellow Wendelkens,
I have a couple bits of genealogical info, but my question is etymological.Does anybody know where the name Wendelken
Could it perhaps be related to the tribe of WENDS? According to some accounts, part of this tribe emigrated to northern Germany from east (approx Czech area) long ago.
My direct knowledge of Wendelken genealogy:
When in the vicinity of Bremen in 1992, my family sought out the town of Winkelmoor where we believed that Martin Wendelken (b 1822) had lived.We were unable to find any town of this name but did finally spot a Winkelmoor Strasse (near, I believe, to the town of Worpswede).On Winkelmoor Strasse was one old farmhouse with the right house number, and a woman out back milking a cow.She explained that her family had bought the farmhouse from the Wendelken family when she was a child.Just a few houses down the street was a mailbox labed Kuck.Martin married A. Kuck before coming to America.
- Carter, of the Kentucky-Tennessee Wendelkens