I am researching my wifes family going back to Gustaf Adolf Wangel, born Sep 16, 1724 in Stralsund.
He had a military career and the data I have are from the Swedish military records.
In his records it is stated:
1738, june 16 accepted as a volunteer at Baron General Major Schwerins Regiment, later named Kongl Sprengtportens regiment.
In 1742 he voluntarily went to Finland and was accepted Aug 4 at Svea Livgarde.
I would greatly appreciate any leads or suggestions to where I can find his birth records and information on parents and relatives.
In doing internet searches on Wangel, I have discovered cities/regions as well as beer with that name.
The family name Wangel has shown up in searches but not in the right area and timeframe.