If your surname is BIRTEL or you are a descendant of a BIRTEL in PA, then it is highly likely you are a descendant of one of the individuals indicated below.
Brothers, Michael N. and Nicholas BIRTEL both born in Lockweiler, Saarland, Germany, immigrated in 1867 settling in Scranton, Luzerne Co., PA(this portion of Luzerne County became a part of Lackawanna in the late 1800s)
Michael BIRTEL married Margaret M. KLOSE Michael died in 1885.Margaret remarried to John LAMBERT
Nicholas BIRTEL married Mary A. KLOSE.
Peter BIRTEL, a sibling of Michael and Nicholas, immigrated in 1871 also to Scranton, PA
I have been unsuccessful in locating any documentation regarding Peter BIRTEL. Anyone researching Peter BIRTEL, please feel free to contact me.