Ben Nevis Passenger List - 1854 Wendish Migration. Surnames include LEHMANN, TEINERT, MOERBE, HOHLE, KOKEL, URBAN, KILIAN and 146 others. This Wendish group settled at Serbin, Texas, USA and founded St. Paul Lutheran Church.
The Texas Wends refers primarily to the 1854 emigration of a group of over 500 Wendish (Sorbish) people under the leadership and pastoral care of John Kilian. The term also refers to the small emigrations occurring before and after this group.