|Hans Nichol (Nicklaus) Wetzel and wife, Maria Barbara Motz (Motzin,) are listed as the parents of Hans Martin Wetzel, born September 6, 1700. (Source: Annette Kunseman Burgert's " Eighteenth Century Immigrants from the Northern Alsace to America" name 552, p. 539)|
Hans Nichol (Nicklaus) Wetzel is listed as a master miller. This information was taken from the Preuschdorf Lutheran KB Church records. The village of Preuschdorf was in the Bas-Rhin area of France, which was contested by France and Germany, from the time of the Protestant Reformation until the end of World War 2.