With Corresponding Riehle Family Immigrant Ancestors
On this page we outline identified Riehle Family Segments (in some cases referred to as “family contingents”) in order to address communities of Riehle’s, mostly in North America but with roots back into Germany. By “segment” or “contingent” we refer to relatives of a given Riehle Immigrant Ancestor who came from Europe and/or settled in a particular community. Some of us have ventured some distance from these original communities but Immigrant Ancestors still provide a useful reference point as we research our ancestry.
Please note that as we are using the term, a Family Segment may include family members back in Germany. For example, the Family Segment of Clemens Riehle in America is part of the larger Wagshurst Riehle segment, which includes the descendants of several of the immigrants listed below, their parents and grandparents born in Germany, and ideally even much earlier ancestors who are common to many of the men and women who came to America.
The following then lists the currently identified Family Segments as characterized by their original Riehle Immigrant Ancestors, their places of birth, and the areas where their families settled:
Identified Immigrant Ancestors from the Wagshurst, Baden Family:
- Clemens Riehle – Wagshurst to Southern Ohio
- Martin Riehle – Wagshurst to Western NY
- Another Clemens – from Wagshurst to Western NY
- Hyazinth Riehle – from Wagshurst to Western NY
- Felix Riehle – Wagshurst to Southern Indiana
- Conrad Riehle, Son of Felix – Wagshurst to Indiana and Iowa
- Ignaz Heinrich (Henry) Riehle – Wagshurst to Southern Indiana
- Adrian Riehle – Wagshurst to Cincinnati & The Union Army
Identified Immigrant Ancestors from Elsewhere in Baden
- Joseph Eugene Riehle (1818-1892) – Baden to Upstate New York
- Brothers Martin & Armund Riehle – Baden to Cincinnati
- Joseph Riehle – Sasbach (Achern) Baden to Lafayette Indiana
- Carl Riehle and Four Adult Children – Baden to Kansas City, Mo.
- Bartholomew Riehle – Offenburg Baden to Ohio and Minnesota
Identified Immigrant Ancestors from Mähringen, Württemberg
- Johann Jacob Riehle – Mähringen,Württemberg to NYC
- Johann Adam Riehle – Mähringen, Württemberg to Ohio
- Sebastion Christian Riehle – Mähringen, Württemberg to Indiana
- Johann Georg Riehle – Mähringen, Württemberg to Washington State
Identified Immigrant Ancestors from Elsewhere in Germany
- Ludwig Riehl from NW Germany to Eastern Pennsylvania
(many of Ludwig’s descendants now spell their name “Riehle”)
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 occasional requests to help find more about German emigrants here in America. You can explore these at Lost in America.
We are attempting to recruit Riehle men of each Family Segment to work with us to obtain Y-DNA test results in order to determine diversity and commonality of Y-haplogroups across these various segments. In so doing we hope to explore the roots of such Family Segments back into prehistory. Please contact us to support these efforts!
We seek the participation of serious genealogy hobbyists with an interest in the family to contribute to or even sponsor our coverage of 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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