Ernst Ertel, born around 1858, and his half brother, Fred Bruner (Brunner), came to the USA in the 1890s and settled in the greater Dayton Ohio area, Montgomery County.
Fred's wife was Barbara, both born in Germany - he around 1864 and she around 1868.
Ertel family records say they were from Baden, Germany, but it is possible that they were from Alsace Loraine, now part of France, but then part of Germany.Baden is east of the Alsace Loraine area.
Fred and Barbara's children were Fred (b 1900 OH), Elmer (b 1902 OH), Ida (b 1904 OH), and Helen (b 1909 OH).One of the daughters (but one born later, I think) married Paul TELL, and lived in the Huber Homes area of Dayton.
I am interested in finding out more about the Brunner -Ertel connection (i.e., Ernst's and Fred's parents) and any descendants of theirs.