The Riehles of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Andrew F. Riehle was born in July 1859 in Morris, Indiana, son of Leonhard and Magdelena (Voegele) Riehle. Leonhard had come to America with his father Felix from Wagshurst, Baden in 1847.

In or around 1879 Andrew moved to Wisconsin along with four of his brothers. Approximately a decade later, on May 13, 1889, he married Anna Marks. They had nine children together over the course of the next 16 years, settling in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee. Andrew died on April 1, 1940, in Menomonee Falls at the age of 80.

We have a number of photographs below with an equal number of questions so we urge any family members from this Family Segment to contact us if they can help resolve these questions and/or provide more information of the Menomonee Falls branch of the family.

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This photograph is from approximately 1900 and is reported to be a
Riehle family gathering in Menomonee Falls. 

The above pictured post card was sent from Menomonee Falls in December 1918 (following the November 11 armistice at the end of the First World War) to Andrew Riehle Jr.  It appears to read, in part, as follows:  “Dear Brother, did not hear from you for a long time.  (?) is worrying that you don’t write.  We got a letter from George.  He is in France.  He thought that you are in France… (?)”

This photograph is of Clarence Riehle, son of Andrew F. Riehle.  It is reported to have been taken in the 1920s.  If anyone has additional information, please comment below.

This picture from c. 1924 shows Joseph Matthew Riehle, Grandson of Andrew F. Riehle, on his First Communion Day. If anyone knows who the younger boy is, please let us know.

The photograph to the right is thought to have been  taken in the 1930’s and is said to picture Andrew L. Riehle (son of Andrew F). The woman on the left in the dark dress is thought to be Andrew’s wife, Marie (Schnider) Riehle, but we would appreciate confirmation of this and any information on the younger woman.

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Descendants of Andrew F. Riehle, Son of Leonhard Riehle
(Click to enlarge)

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We previously had this photograph labeled as Andrew & Anna (Marks) Riehle. A friend of the site advised us that this photograph is also on Ancestry.com but in fact is NOT Andrew & Anna. If anyone has photos of them, please share. And thanks Pat, for the correction.

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Immigrants:  Felix & Leonhard Riehle – From
Wagshurst to Ripley County Indiana

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See also our brief article on the actor, Richard Riehle
who is from this branch of the family.

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“Menomonee” is a Native American word for wild rice

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Riehle.Net would like to thank Joseph Dukler for
contributing information and photographs

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Patricia Riehle Taylor
Patricia Riehle Taylor
June 5, 2020 4:07 pm

The group picture is listed and shown on Ancestry. It is listed as the Felix Riehle Family.