Below we outline Riehle Family Segment in order to address communities of Riehle’s in North America. By a “Segment” we refer to a family of descendants from a given Riehle ancestor that came from Europe and/or settled in a particular community. Some of us have ventured some distance from these original communities but they still provide a useful reference point as we research our ancestry. The following are the currently identified Family Segments as characterized by their original Riehle settlers, their places of birth and the areas where their families settled:
- Clemens Riehle – Wagshurst Baden Germany to Southern Ohio
- Martin Riehle – Wagshurst Baden Germany to Western New York
- Felix Riehle – Wagshurst Baden Germany to Southern Indiana
- Conrad Riehle, Son of Felix – Wagshurst Baden Germany to Indiana and Iowa
- Andrew Riehle – Grandson of Felix who settled in Menomonee Falls, WI
- Joseph Riehle – Sasbach (Achern) Baden Germany to Lafayette Indiana
- Bartholomew Riehle – Offenburg Baden Germany to Ross County OH and Farming MN
- Johann Jacob and Johann Adam Riehle of Wuerttemberg
There are other communities with distinct Riehle Family Segments that we are aware of but about which we have little verified information. For example, we are well aware that Frederick and Henry Riehle founded or otherwise gave their name to and managed Riehle Brothers Machine Company in Philadelphia, PA in the second half of the 19th century and that there are many Riehle’s in this vicinity, including across the river in New Jersey. Despite this, we have been unable to identify immigrant ancestors or other commonality among these Riehle family members. We very much want to hear from this and other branches of the Riehle family that may not be listed above. Please respond below if you can help.
We have also received the occasional requests to help find more about German emigrants here in America. You can explore these at Lost in America.
As highlighted elsewhere, we seek the participation of serious genealogy hobbyists with an interest in the family to sponsor the individual Family Segments. The goal is to facilitate the process of Riehle family discovery and to provide a forum for those within each Family Segment to share what they know about the family. Please reply below regarding whatever interest you may have or get more information!
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