Looking for Wendel family of Memel (Formerly Poland, Germany, Russia, now Lithuania) German heritage and ancestory
My name is Derrick Dieter Wendel. I am first generation Canadian. My father is Hans Wendel born July 30, 1926 in Prokuls, Memel which is where his mother (last name Wendel first name unknown and his father unknown)lived and died. Hans was raised by his grandfather (his mother's father)August Wendel who died in Memel, June 12, 1947. Apparently August Wendel had 13 daughters, no sons. Apparently lawyers connected to Wendel in New York were in contact with August regarding possible inheritance prior to WW2 but turmoil in Memel during that time interrupted communication which did not continue after August Wendel passed.