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Andrew Riehle Family – Minnesota

Andrew Riehle Family – Minnesota

Post summarizes two email from Jim Riehle, descendent of Henry Riehle

Here’s a picture of my grandfather Henry, standing on far right. His mother, Sophia, is seated (wife of Andrew who was a son of Bartholomew). Others standing are, from left, Charlie, Ferdinand, and Frank Riehle. Seated next to his mother is Anselm.

This is estimated to have been taken in 1915, based on the facts that Andrew died in 1914 and Anselm left for North Dakota about 1916 and Henry about 1918.   Where?  Well, all of those sons were born in Stearns County, Minnesota, so most probably the picture was taken in a photography studio in the county seat, St. Cloud. 

Map showing location of St.Cloud, MN, approximately
66 miles northwest of Minneapolis   


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John Zimitsch
John Zimitsch
July 31, 2020 9:25 pm

My second-great grandmother is Bartholomew’s daughter Mary, born March 05,1840. She moved to St. Paul, MN where she remained the rest of her life, and where I was born and raised. This is a very interesting site and I discovered I’ve been pronouncing it correctly, at least to a current member of the family. I “Riehle” enjoy the photographs. I have unconfirmed information prior to Bartholomew back to about the mid 1700’s. I may need to order a Riehle Family History book. Thank you for this site.

March 23, 2020 4:15 pm

Can someone help me understand the correct pronunciation of the Riehle name? I’m an engineer and know the name from the Riehle axiom “A test is worth a thousand expert opinions” that I believe is attributed to Frederick and Henry Riehle and the Riehle Brothers Testing Machine Company in Philadelphia. Out of respect, I would like to be pronouncing the name correctly, but I’m not sure how. I’ve heard a lot of suggestions, but would love to hear from a true Riehle how it should be pronounced. Thank you for your help.

Patricia Riehle Taylor
Patricia Riehle Taylor
June 5, 2020 3:57 pm
Reply to  Darrel

RELE hard e’s.

February 15, 2020 1:49 pm

Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

Mark Riehle
Mark Riehle
January 30, 2019 9:08 am

Hi Nick,
your grandpa (Henry) and mine (Charles) kept their families tight and together throughout the great depression, and moved their families from Farming, MN (after Bartholomew passed), to Foxholm, ND, and finally Grand Rapids, MN. Hello from a Riehle-cousin, Mark Riehle
Ps, I have your grandpa’s wedding photo (posted it online on Grave Finder) in case you do not have it.

Maria Richter
Maria Richter
May 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Reply to  Mark Riehle

Hi Mark,
If I understand this correctly, your grandfather Charles is the brother of my great-grandfather, Anselm (pictured), who left for ND. His daughter, Irene (Riehle) Blackwell, and her husband relocated to Olympia, WA, when my mother, Corrine (Blackwell) Richter (d. 2002) and her sister Mary Ellen (Blackwell) Skaggs, who lives in Houston, were young children. I live in Seattle. Somewhere in the recesses of my sister Deborah’s garage, there are old b&w photos from the Riehle line I will post (when I manage to find them!). Very informative website!
-Maria Richter

Mark Riehle
Mark Riehle
May 14, 2020 2:56 pm
Reply to  Maria Richter

Hello Maria! Sorry I just saw your post. Please contact me at markerz68@gmail.com