Wendelin Ecker- his real name?

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There is a question regarding Wendelin and his name. Is it Wendelin or Wendell? Also who is his wife (Ida Javelsky listed on Mary Ecker's marriage certificate 1900 or Ida Siwonlski listed on John Ecker's marriage certificate 1901?) or who is the mother of his children? Was he remarried? I say this because I believe he is my great grandmother's father. In Wendell's son John's obit: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105343631

My great grandmother Mary (Ecker) Gilgenbach Simon Ecker-271 was mentioned in John's obit. I think she was shunned by the family because she was pregnant before she was married.

Any ideas to resolve the problems? Also, how do I source this for John Ecker? I'm a beginner that wants to learn

WikiTree profile: Wendel Ecker
in Genealogy Help by Joan Gilgenbach G2G Crew (490 points)
edited by Joan Gilgenbach
I think Wendelin or Wendell depends on where he was born. If he was an immigrant from Germany his birth name was most likely Wendelin and it was then Anglicized to Wendell once he was in the US.
Thank you. Right now I am going on the premise that he came from Germany. Thank you for telling me that the spelling could change. It seems accuracy was not prized in some government documents

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