John Henry (Johann Heinrick) WESSLING/WESLING was in the 1850 Ray Twp., Franklin Co, IN census. His wife was Elizabeth and his daughters were Elizabeth and Mary. Elizabeth was already married to Fredrick DREES at the time of the 1850 census.
There may have been a son, John Henry WESSLING born <1823> Prussia.
John Henry was born <1785> Prussia, Germany and so was wife, Elizabeth born <1790> Prussia. The children were born before they came to the USA.
They are in the 1860 census of Winneshiek Co., IA - where the DREES also went after living in Oldenburg, IN. They may have died there.
Mary WESSLING is my connection. She married Fredrick DREES on 16 Jan 1850 Franklin Co., IN (Holy Family Church).
Later, the DREES family moved back to Oldenburg, IN. Then they moved to Clay Co., AR.
Hoping to find a WESSLING researcher of the same family.