Monday, August 30, 2010

Finally Confirming a Hunch

I had always figured that the surname Welcheck was an americanized spelling, but it's origin had yet to be identified.  Thanks to  I was able to locate a marriage record that has given me the evidence I needed.
I knew from oral family history and census records that Margaret Busch and Stephen Welcheck were married in Ohio in 1887.   I did a marriage record search using Margaret Busch, 1887, & Ohio as the search criteria with 'exact & close matches' allowed and got the following result:

Now I can go forth and scour the immigration records for the elusive Stephen Vleck ...
Just one more small but wonderful find on the free Family Search site that could not fullfill.
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