Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Piehl Family Photos

Pictured above is the family of Ferdinand and Augusta (Jaensch) Piehl, about 1906. Ferdinand and Augusta were both born in Germany, but they did not marry until they had both emigrated to the United States. Records kept at St. John Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor, Ottawa County, Ohio, list their marriage date as December 12, 1880.

Family members in the photo include
Back:(left to right) Lena, Hulda, Christian, Emma, Martha
Front: Bertha, Ferdinand, Anna, Augusta, and Amanda
Little girl in the very front: Wanda

The Family Group Sheet for the Ferdinand Piehl family appears below.Click on the image for a larger view.

My great grandmother is Lena Piehl Yeager, who was the oldest child of Ferdinand and Augusta Piehl. About 1927, another Piehl family photo was taken. By this time, Christian and Amanda Piehl, along with their mother Augusta, had all passed away, and they were buried in the Union Cemetery in Oak Harbor. In the photo below, are the Piehl daughters standing behind their father, Ferdinand Piehl. They are, from left to right: Martha, Wanda, Anna, Emma, Bertha (partly hidden), Hulda, and Lena Piehl Yeager.

Many thanks to cousins Al, Winnie, Debbie,Fred, and Wilma, for sharing photographs,historical documents, memories, and help in identifying our Piehl ancestors!

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