When Anna Elizabeth Wendel was born on 9 April 1910, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, her father, James Franklin Wendel, was 40 and her mother, Nettie May Boyes, was 32. She married Orlean Stewart Carlson on 16 July 1930. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950. She died on 7 January 1983, in North Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Helmut, Otto, Aloys, Bodo, Egon, Elke, Erwin, Frieda, Gerhard, Jurgen, Katharina.
German, Swedish, Danish, and Dutch: from the German personal name Wendel, a pet form of a short form, Wando, of a compound ancient Germanic name beginning with wand ‘to go, to migrate’.
German: metonymic occupational name for a turner, from Middle High German wendel ‘to turn’ or Middle Low German wendelen ‘to turn, twist’.