Re: Rebecca and Mary E Westfall
Despite the research that you have done, someone before you has made an incorrect assumption. That is, that there were 3 Westfall families who came to USA. There is another Westphal/Westfall family in the USA that has no connection to the ones you have mentioned. This family is represented in the USA by Gottlieb Westphal/Westfall and his brother Heinrich Westphal/ Westfall. They came in the late 1770's as Hessian soldiers bought by the British from various Dukes in Germany. These two brothers chose to remain in the USA and took the oath to Pennsylvania in 1882. They began their free lives in PA in Berks Co., PA. Gottlieb and Heinrich Westphal/Westfall were from Windecken,Germany and were Hanauer soldiers.