The Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Gerlach family of Papsdorf, Saxony came to the United States in 1882, settling in Moniteau County, Missouri. The Gerlach ancestral villages are in an area known as the Muldental, or Mulde River Valley. These allied families are in our Gerlach direct line ancestry: Wittig, Albert, Lehmann, Fischer, Gatsch, Stuhr, Steier
The Wilhelm Gerlach family immigrated into the United States on 26 Jul 1882 at New York City on the ship Wieland, of the Hamburg America Line. Below is the ship's manifest listing the Wilhelm Gerlach family of Pöhsig, Sachsen (the next village north of the Papsdorf Windmill).