Thanks for the note.I haven't run across a Theabold or Eva Rinkel yet in my research but I will keep my eyes open for them.Where is Mt. Olive exactly?I've heard of it but am unsure precisely where it is (was?).
Do your Rinkels have any connection with the St. Marcus German Evangelical Church that used to be in the Soulard District just to the south of downtown St. Louis?It seems that at least some members of the families that I am studying (Rinkel, Buettner) had early connections to that church.
Please see my reply to Mickel S. Rinkel below for additional information. -Ken McGee