Hi Pam, glad to hear from you. I don't know a lot about my Grandfather. His name was John W. Fridell who came to Texas from Chatanooga, Tenn. with 2 step or half brothers. My father is Robert Lee Fridell. My dad's dad John W. Fridell died when my dad was 15 or 16 and my dad is 92 now. John W. Fridell's father was IsaacFridell and he was from north Al. Their are more Fridell's. Jim Fridell, Archie Fridell Graham Fridell. This is all I know of now. Please write me back, I would love to hear frooom you.