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  • Anna Maria Nessel (1825 - 1859)
  • Anna Regina Nessel (c.1713 - 1788)
    KB Stockstadt Trauungen Band II Seite 86 Nr. 13 Trauzeugen: Pater sponsae und Michael May, Lehrer
  • Anna Maria Kirchner (1806 - 1887)
    Verstorbene Seligenstadt 1887/28
  • Anna Maria Martha Nessel (c.1817 - 1870)
    Seligenstadt, Heiraten 1808-1860, p. 84
  • Anna Maria Merz (1860 - 1931)
    "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 March 2015), Anna Merz in household of Peter Merz, Precinct 23 Chicago city Ward 13, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 6...

About the Nessel surname

Interesting how many Nessels a Google search turns up. My father, who was born in Zurich in 1895, was originally named Markus Nesselstrauss. When he came to America sometime before WW1 he shortened his name to Nessel. He was the only one of his siblings to have done this. Married twice, he sired four children, three with his first wife and one-- me-- with his second. Could all the Nessels in America be descended from my father? Surely not. So where did they come from?