Did anyone notice that a Chuck Hagel introduced Dick Cheney before Dick's speech at the Republican convention last week? I've forgotten which state he represented, but I think he is a US Senator -- either WY or UT. Very good looking man.
Also, there were Hagels in New York's Mohawk Valley in the 1770's -- my 4th ggm. was a Catrina Hagel -- her siblings sponsored several baptisms at the Dutch Reformed Church at Fonda, N. Y. (then Tryon County, N. Y. - later became Montgomery Co., N. Y.). My Catrina married Johannes Lingenfelter. Would like to hear from anyone doing this lines. Shirley firstname.lastname@example.org