New Discovery

7 Feb

So I was recently at the local county courthouse where my surname originates and discovered that my grandma Rettammel (nee Wendland) parents were actually married on May 6, 1882 in the township of Kildare, WI. I never knew this because my assumption has always been that both my great-grandparents on this side came to America from Germany together and were already married. This was wrong. It goes to show that continued research and finding the official records makes such a difference in what you actually know about your past family members.

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