What a nice surprise, and thank you for your offer to help. I have learned a great deal since I posted 7 months ago looking for information. Your grandmother contributed to a book by Father Bob Striegel, and I was fortunate to locate him and purchase a copy. (“Striegel Family Line / Six Generations / Descendants of John Henry Benard Striegel and Catherine Berg” by Fr. Robert Striegel.) I think you might be able to help me with some of the more recent Striegels. You can get my email by clicking on my name at the top of this post. Write me when you have time, and we can exchange information. I’d love to hear from you. Linda
As a follow-up to my post asking for information about Christian Striegel’s ancestors, this is what I have now:
Descendants of Joseph Striegel
Generation No. 1
1.JOSEPH4 STRIEGEL(BENEDIKT3, BENEDIKT2, GABRIEL1)1 was born 26 Aug 1777 in Bauer, Germany.He married MAGDALENA ZEHNLE 22 Jan 1799, daughter of JOKOB ZEHNLE and CAECILIA MOOG.She was born 12 Jul 1765 in Schweighausen, Germany.
Children of JOSEPH STRIEGEL and MAGDALENA ZEHNLE are:
i. LUGARD5 STRIEGEL2, b. 08 Jul 1800; d. 14 Aug 1800.
ii. MAGDALENA STRIEGEL2, b. 10 Jun 1802.
2. iii. SEBASTIAN STRIEGEL, SR., b. 19 Jan 1806, Muenchweier, Baden, Germany; d. 03 Jun 1876, Baden (Harper), Keokuk County, Iowa.
Generation No. 2
2.SEBASTIAN5 STRIEGEL, SR. (JOSEPH4, BENEDIKT3, BENEDIKT2, GABRIEL1)3 was born 19 Jan 1806 in Muenchweier, Baden, Germany4, and died 03 Jun 1876 in Baden (Harper), Keokuk County, Iowa5.He married LUDGARDIS HIMMELSBACH6 11 Feb 18267, daughter of MATTHIAS HIMMELSBACH and ELIZABETH NEUMEYER.She was born 24 Oct 1801 in Baden, Baden, Germany, and died 08 Sep 1893 in Baden (Harper), Keokuk County, Iowa.
Notes for SEBASTIAN STRIEGEL, SR.:
In 1851 Sebastian Striegel, married Lugarda Himmelbach and immigrated to Keokuk County. They had previously settled in 1840 in Dearborn County, Indiana and were in Virginia for the 1830 Federal Census. Other Striegel settled in the Waterloo area about 1872, and there is another Striegel community in the Jasper, Indiana area. The Striegels who settled in Keokuk County afterwards moved to Kansas and Missouri and around the Pella area.
In the 1850 Manchester, Dearborn County, Indiana Census Sebastian lists the value of his personal estate as $1200. Elizabeth Nemise is an 80-year-old female living with them.
In the 1860 German Township, Keobuk County, Iowa Census, Sebastian lists the value of his personal estate as $6000 and his personal estate as $1000. The next farm is Sebastian age 32 married to Catherine age 25 (born in Ohio), with children (all born in Iowa) Susan age 9, Sebastian age 6, George age 4, Catherine age 2 and Christian age 1.Christian is on the next census page, just 9 farms from his father's.
In the 1870 German Township, Keobuk County, Iowa Census, Sebastian listed the value of his personal estate as $3700 and his personal estate as $630. He passed away before the next census.
OBITUARY FOR SEBASTIAN STRIEGEL
From the Sigourney News, Wed. June 1876:
Sebastian Streigel (sic) Sr. of Baden, died on Saturday morning last at the ripe old age of 71 years. On the Tuesday previous he was taken with paralysis, after which time he remained helpless, and during a portion of the time unconscious. His death is sincerely mourned by the large family, which he had reared and watched over, as well as by all who were his acquaintances and neighbors.
From Church Records:
Sebastian Striegel, Sr. died on the 5th he would be buried in the Baden cemetery by Fr. Kern.
Anna Striegel Stroub, daughter of Landeline, told Marjorie Patterson of someone's recollections of Sebastian's funeral. " . . .That as far as one could see, the roads were lined with carriages, carts and wagons bringing people to the funeral."
Sebastian Striegel Sr. and his wife Lugardis had Baden platted and surveyed on November 14, 1855. Baden not only had a post office, but it also became a town that was a trading center for miles around before any railroad came to the county. It had several general merchant stores where you could buy – in a limited way – anything from a needle up to farming implements. It also had a hotel, saloon, carpenter, blacksmith and other shops.
Baden was the first town laid out the German township. JHB Striegel built the first house and blacksmith shop in 1857. JHB ran a hardware and grocery store and farmed. Next, Mr. Franken erected a dwelling and grocery house combined. L. Striegel built a storehouse and Christian Striegel built a dwelling house soon after.
Children of SEBASTIAN STRIEGEL and LUDGARDIS HIMMELSBACH are:
i. JOSEPH6 STRIEGEL, b. 31 Jan 1827; d. 1854.
ii. SEBASTIAN STRIEGEL, JR., b. 03 May 1828, Baden, Germany; d. 19 May 1915, Asbury, Jasper Co., Missouri.
iii. CHRISTIAN STRIEGEL, b. 21 Dec 1829, Baden, Germany; d. 15 Dec 1916, Westphalia, Anderson Co., Kansas.
iv. LANDELINE STRIEGEL, b. 07 Oct 1831, Baden, Germany; d. 1925.
v. JOHN HENRY BENARD STRIEGEL, b. 23 Mar 1836, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbriar Co., Virginia; d. 11 Oct 1919, Baden (Harper), Keokuk County, Iowa.
vi. JOHN D. STRIEGEL, b. 15 Sep 1840, Manchester, Dearborn Co. Indiana; d. 18 May 1916, Harper, Iowa.