I answered 9 hours ago but sent it in reply to the noreply@wikitree e-address and I just saw that it came back to me. SORRY. I have to retype.
I did get my answers - I needed to hoover over the G2G green items and enlarge my view to read the drop down for searches. There was the option to use the Wiki-ID # below the view on screen. All is well that ends well. Thanks
.I tried to communicate one-on-one for part of this but not an option ...
First - sorry about the "red". Because I do not understand how to get the sources in properly. After weeks of trying, I stopped contributing and selected red category until I get the knack of doing things properly. I will try again and make a decision about changing the level. I understand the need to open the tree. It's a barrier that shouldn't be.
I do not think that we will be connected in any way. I've been searching for my grandfather's siblings and ancestors for 35 years.It is complicated.My grandfather Johan Berndt Andreasson (b 29 Jan 1867) and siblings had birth/baptismal records in Veddige, Halland Sweden but then the names started changing (more than once) and there has been no proof of a match between what I find and my ancestors on his branch (except for him). Everything in Swedish, old script, and untranslated and wavering uses of patronymics does NOT help. As you see Wendell was not the given birth/baptismal name of my paternal grandfather. He emigrated to NY on 16 Apr 1886, using name John Anderson. He took the name John B Wendell just before marrying Anna Lena Samuelsdotter/Wedberg on 27 Jan 1892 in Troy Grove,LaSalle, Illinois - changing his name to the opposite end of the alphabet (Too many John Andersons living in the same location and never ending mail mix-ups.) I know ALL of the Wendell people descending from him. There is only 1 clue that his father or brother may have been the unknown "Mr. Wendell" that witnessed his marriage in 1892 - meaning that at least his brother or father (or some complete stranger) may have taken the surname Wendell as well. No proof or evidence. We have a hand written itemized list of phone charges for the 48 hours following his death. We have identified 4 of 10 people called at time of his death 6 Apr 1952 - The missing names for people called about his death were from Aurora, Batavia, and Elburn in Illinois with others in Ft Worth Texas (1st and longest call made - so we think it was his brother, father, or descendant of one of them), Ohio, and Indiana. They, and many other Veddige immigrants, were generally found in Batavia, Illinois and/or Chautauqua, New York. Despite the destination saying Batavia, no evidence of his family migration has been found except for my grandfather.
Associated names in Sweden but changed to unknown names at other unknown times: father Andreas Andersson (1835-1880); his birth mother Anna Christina Anna Christina Börjesdotter (1825-1885), his step mother Anna Britta Carlsdotter (1844-?); brother Carl-Johan Andreasson/Anderson (1863-?); sister Anna Olivia Andreasdotter/Anderson; and a half-sister Emma Christina Andreasson/Anderson.
Thanks so much for the collaboration. I see that you have written more and I will process that tomorrow evening and feed back accordingly.