I also sent messages to Jürgen Emmler, Werner Kaag, Doris ?, and Karl Ludwig Hoenle telling them of our planned trip to Europe this summer and asking for suggestions for gasthauses in their areas. All but Karl have responded with a confirmation that they will be looking for us.
On a later message he corrected the Schultz to be Schell. He also indicated that the grandfather was Wendel Schell.
I also found there was another filming of the wedding records of the 1733 era that I had previously overlooked. The Johannes Guth - Maria Magdalena Schell wedding entry might be easier to read and copy on that microfilm. So I ordered that microfilm.
I did find references to the Wendel Schell family. I was looking closely at some family registers that were written in prose at the beginning of the church book. There was a write up for Jerg Schelling and Maria, widow of Wendel Schell. The children of Maria and Wendel Schell were listed, with birthdays, and some of the children of Jerg Schelling and Maria, with birthdays. Jerg Schelling's birthday was given along with the marriage date to Maria. Later I found the death entry for old Wendel. Old Wendel was the burgermeister of Bissingen. It seems that Maria was prenant when old Wendel passed away at age 52 on 29 Jul 1650. Our young Wendel, Maria Magdalena(Guth)'s grandfather, was born 6 months later. Maria married Jerg Schilling 4 months later on 04 May 1651, less than a year from Wendel's death.
I am still looking for the actual wedding entries for Jerg Schelling and Maria, widow of Wendel Schell, and George Schempff and Margaretha. The wedding of Maria and old Wendel Schell was before the church book was started about 1650. I feel confident I will find the entry for Jerg and Maria. However, there seems to be few entries for the Schempff family in this era. I am also looking for the actual wedding entry for young Wendel Schell and Anna Margaretha about 1675.
In the meantime I will be searching my other places: the LDS FamilySearch, GenServ, and the Family Tree Maker websites.
There is a wedding in the LDS IGI in Gerlingen, about 10 miles south
of Bissingen, that looks possible for Wendel Schell and Anna Margaretha
(Vogel) on 1 Feb 1670. I guess I order the Gerlingen microfilm to see
that in our Wendel Schell. The facts sure seem to fit, right people and
right time frame. There appears to be many Schells in the Bissingen
in this period. I will attemp to download them all from the IGI. In
to this area of Würtemberg there seem to be a lot of Schells near
Karlsruhe Baden, only few miles away.
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