Wanted to follow up with some information that I have found out about my family that could be some help to all of you.
Henry Theodore Pagels had 4 children. Theodore John Pagels, my dad; Joan Pagels, Madelin Pagels, and Gail Pagels who he adopted. Henry was married twice, the first produced his son and the second his daughters.
Henry had 4 sisters and 1 brother. Brother Roy and sisters Flossy, Edna, Hilda & Gerdy. Roy had no children. Unsure of the sisters but anyone with info would be great.
Joan had 2 sons, Frank Allen Lukas & Matthew Mark Lukas. Frank has 1 daughter and Matthew has 5 daughters.
Madelin has 1 son named Ryan. Unsure of Gail so far.
Theodore John Pagels had 2 children, a son named Scott Pagels and a daughter named Heidi Pagels.
This Pagels family is from Michigan and there is some talk that some family was from Staten Island, New York.