Re: Wohlschlegels to New York - 1870
My Wohlschlegel family (five brothers and a cousin) cmae to this country over a ten year period. My great grandfather, Jacob Friedrich, came in 1878 and settled in Steuben County and later located in Ontario County. The cousin, Wilhelm (William) settled near Portland, Oregon in late 1800's. One of the brothers filed citizenship papers in Ohio but finalized them in Ontario County, NY. I think that somehow the Wohlschlegel family and variant spellings are probably all related. It is not a common name even in Germany and in Switzerland where the name originated.