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.
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.
John, thanks for your comments. “…pronouncing it correctly”? Which way? I believe Jack Riehle of Columbus Ohio pronounces it with one syllable (silent ‘e’ at the end) and he is an Ohio descendant of Bartholomew. Correct for my family is with the ‘e’ pronounced. Interesting if two Bart Family members have different pronunciations. We have some ancestry for Bartholomew going back to Martin Rühle, b. 26 NOV 1563 in Calw, Wuerttemberg, but it is suspect. From about 1534, Calw and the rest of Wuerttemberg was pretty solidly Lutheran. My records for Rudolf August Ruehle (1685–1755) still shows Calw as birthplace… Read more »
There are several ways to pronounce the name. Our family (see https://riehle.net/riehle-family-segments/clemens-riehle/) pronounces it like the word “really”. I have also heard “real” and “riley”. In German, the second vowel (the ‘e’ from “ie”) generally gets pronounced, with the ‘e’ at the end pronounced more softly, almost like an soft ‘a’ sound. German speakers usually pronounce it that way on their first attempt. Be sure to see our discussions on the Riehle Bros. Machine Company at https://riehle.net/riehle-stories-photos/riehle-brothers-utm/. Frederick and Henry generally seemed to spell their name with an accent mark (Riehlé). Not sure if they brought this from the old… Read more »
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.
RELE hard e’s.
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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.
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!
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Maria, just a reminder and request to please brave those recesses of your sister’s garage for photographs! Thanks,
Thanks, Mark and Maria, but please note as explained above, this was not really my post. As indicated, it was taken from a couple of notes I got from Jim Riehle, who is the descendent of Henry. I have let him know about your posts. Happy to have more photos!