Johann Friedrich Piel m.Christine Dorothea Moorfeld son:Christian Ludwig Piel b.(?)Dec1799(cri)22Dec1799 at Alswede, Prussia m.Christine Wilhelmine Sophie Thielmann b. 3Jun1801, m. 20Jan22 at Alswede, Prussia son:Christian Heinrich Wilhelm Piel b 15Jun1822 at Strohen, Prussia m.Marie Wilhelmine Beerhorst b. 22Apr1823 m. 19Oct1849 at Strohen son:Christian Heinrick Piel b. 25Nov1849 m. Lisse Kort (or Elizabeth) in 1875 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania another son:Wilhelm Christoph Friedrich Piel b.30Oct1851 d. 19Jan1904 another son:Heinrich August Piel b. 11Aug1853
The June 18, 1900 census at Valley Township in Ellsworth County, Kansas shown the following: Christ Piel, b. Nov 1849, age 2, born in Germany (formerly Prussia) as were both his parents.He arrived in the U.S. in 1868 and became a naturalized citizen, and was a farmer, owning his own farm. He was married to Louisa (see Lisse above?) born Aug. 1857, age 42.She bore 11 children, 7 living.She was born in Pennsylvania and both her parents born in Germany. Children: >Henry b. Feb 1879** (age 21) in Illinois >Lizzie b. June 1887 (age 12) in Kansas.Her name was actually Elizabeth Augusta.This is my husband's great-grandmother. >Martha b. Dec. 1888 (age 11) in Kansas >Christ b. Sep 1889 (age 10) in Kansas >Bertha, b. July 1892 (age 7) in Kansas >Minnie, shown to have been born in July 1879** in Illinois, was living in Barton County, Kansas a a servant. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.I have information on the village in Prussia where they lived, even a picture of the church they attended. I refer you to the KANSAS GENEALOGY FORUM to a message subject: "Re: Jean Hubler, please come home" that was posted on September 16, 2003.**(This message disputes Henry's birth year as 1879.It is believed to be 1880.)It is message #14363 and it contains the census information shown above as well as information on the 1880 Census in St. Francis, Effingham County, Illinois and the 1910 Census in Kansas where mother Louise, a widow, was living with her son Christ and two of his sisters. You will find the name spelled Piel, Piell, Peil, Peal and Peel in various research sites. Since this is the first time I have heard from you, I do not know if you know HOW to search on GenForum.If you go to the KANSAS GENEALOGY FORUM, look on the left-hand side at a block that says SEARCH.Enter the Piel name and see what all comes up! Elizabeth Augusta Piel married James W. Fairbairn in Holyrood, Kansas.One of their daughters, Louise Fairbairn, was my mother-in-law.