Gottfried Wegner emigrated from Prussia to New York in 1856 on the Ship Gellert. He was 27 at the time; accompanying him was his wife Caroline Wollin Wegner and son Carl, 11 months old. Also on the ship were Carl Wegner (age 55, a carriage builder from Prussia and wife Maria Wegner (age 53) with their son William Wegner (age 25 listed as a laborer).
Since the Wegners came aboard the same ship and settled in Milford Township, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, Gottfried is beleived to be a nephew of Carl's.
Carl Wegener was a founding member of Lake Mills Moravian Church, along with Gottfried and Caroline Wollin Wegner.
While Gottfried Georg Wegner was married to Caroline Wollin they had eight children; four that survived were: Carl A., Wilhelm Edward, Franz, H. Caroline. Carolinge Wollin Wegner died Jan 6, 1862 at the Wegner Farm In Milford, Wisconsin. The Wegner farm is still in operation today (2009).
After Caroline's death on January 6, 1862, Gottfried married Louise Holzhueter on February 14 1862 at Mamre or Lake Mills Moravian Church. Caroline is believed to have died after childbirth and Louise is the housekeeper for the couple. Louise is the daughter of Christian and Sophia (Albrecht) Holzhueter of Milford. Gottfried and Louise had eight children: Wilhelomine Wegner; Frederick, Anna, Bertha, Martha, Georg, and G. F. (aka Dick) and Christian.