I am from the Kindel family. My grandmother on my mother's side is a Kindel. Her original name was Anna Mae Kindel and her mother's name was Sarah Ellen Kindel d.1964? and they were all from Mattoon Illinois and most of what's left in our family are still there. Luther Kindel d. 1961?
Not for sure on the death dates. My mother tells me somewhere along the line the spelling of the last name was changed, someone had gotten mad in the family and changed it loooong time ago. I don't know what the original spelling was.