Immel and Imel Families in America

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Name: kimberly imel <>
Date: 2016-04-12
I am an Imel and would like information. My address is 5620 se 20th street Ocala florida 34480 Please help me find out more about my family!

Name: John francis <>
Date: 2016-03-24
There were a number of Imels(Immels), in the Crawfordsville, Indiana area, which is 30 miles east of Illinois

Name: terry steele <>
Date: 2016-02-17

Name: Damian Joseph Imel <>
Date: 2015-11-23
Living in Colorado. Born in Indiana. I am looking for family history.

Name: CORY IMEL <>
Date: 2015-11-12
it's great that the book is online now. Peter (Susanna) Imel is my 7x Great Grandfather. I traced the lineage from Peter to my Grandfather... Peter, Thomas Walter, Robert Newberry, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Freeman David, Andrew Jackson, and then my Grandfather Melvin Joe. I was extremely excited to read that Peter, Thomas and George W. were men of men. Peter a soldier in the American Revolution, Thomas fighting indians in Kentucky with Daniel Boone, and George W. a soldier in the War of 1812. What would really be great is if someone could find the Imel (Imeldt) family crest or coat of arms.

Name: Chad S. Imel <>
Date: 2015-10-10
Son of Steve R. Imel-grandson of Lloyd E. Imel.

Name: Karen Karlsen <>
Date: 2015-07-12
I am the 5th great-granddaughter of Peter Imel and Susanna Kirkwood, of their son, James R. When I was ten years old our family received our copy of Immel and Imel Families in America and now I am the keeper of the volume. Velma did the best with what she had at the time, all her work was done by correspondence, travel and lots of physical digging. There was no internet, no immediate archives at your fingertips from your own armchair. Although the book may need an update and new documentation in places, Velma did a great job on her life's work. So happy everyone who wants a look now has access.

Name: Linda Mann <>
Date: 2015-06-06
Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing this resource

Name: Prof. Larry Jett <>
Date: 2014-11-22
I would like to take a picture of the title paper, but I cannot (my computer says) because it has a copyright.

Name: Randolph Henry <>
Date: 2014-07-18
I am looking for any info on the ethnic ancestry of John Henry who married Elizabeth Imel in Somerset Co,PA in 1809.I have conflicting reports that claim that John Henry was of Scotch-Irish ancestry and other info claims that he may have been German and spoke PA Dutch. If anyone can help clear this up please advise. Thank you.

Name: Randolph Henry <>
Date: 2014-05-21
Henry Imel Sr. was my 3rd great grandfather. His daughter Elizabeth Imel married my 2nd great grandfather John Henry. I was wondering if anyone would happen to know what ethnicity John Henry was? Henry Imel Sr. supposedly died in their home in Somerset Co.PA. I am very proud to be a descendant of the Imel family.

Name: Edward Courtney <>
Date: 2014-02-18
Richard Courtney is my father. Orville was my Grandfather.

Name: Jerald Gross <>
Date: 2013-09-16
What a great site!!! I am glad that I found you. I descend through Asa and Margaret (Immel) Tharp.


Name: justin-michael imel <>
Date: 2013-08-22
i would love too know everything. i reside in texas. im 18 so, just getting started.

Name: Moshe Imel <>
Date: 2012-07-20
Are there any siblings of Omer Imel still alive? Trying to find out information about him (my paternal grandfather). thx

Name: Dave King <>
Date: 2012-07-14
Frederic Immel 1806 is 4th GrGrF

Name: DiAnn <>
Date: 2012-06-10
What a wonderful history! I am related through the line of Peter-George-Peter & Nellie Imel Fields, who was my great-grandmother. I do have a correction parents Robert Floyd Fields and Faye Gumpper Fields are listed as graduates of Indiana University when actually they are Purdue grads. Thanks so much for all your work! Is there anyway to get a hard copy of the book?

Name: Nancy Mehaffie <>
Date: 2012-05-06
I'm a descendant of Mary Jane Immel b. 29 Jul 1824, do of Jacob Immell and Sarah Klingaman.

Name: Donnagene Neal Dougherty <>
Date: 2012-04-29
Have a new e-mail.

Joseph-Joseph Jr-Henry 1832 In-Charles Edgar-Mary Elizabeth "Mayme"
Neal-Lloyd Neal-me


Name: jennifer edwards <>
Date: 2012-04-28
Isn't there some way that I can get copies of this book? It is a wealth of information that my family would love to have.

Name: Stephen Price <>
Date: 2012-03-20
Hi there, I just wanted to write and say how neat it is to see this family book on the intranet. I have this book at home that was given to me by my Great Grandfather George Steyer. He has long since passed but, it is a great tool and educating the young children in our family about there ancestors and where they came from. Thank you very much.

Date: 2012-03-02
I am daughter of Russell Arnold Imel,grandaughter of Henery and Harttie Imel. I would like a copy of the Immel and Imel families in America. Please contact me through my e-mail.

Name: Bev Unruh <>
Date: 2012-02-15
Very interesting! Happy it is available to read online.
My line is:
Peter and Susanna (Kirkwood) Imel
Thomas and Hulda (Little) Imel
Robert and Mary Elizabeth (Leatherbuerry) Imel
Elizann (Imel)Isaac Moler
Josephine Moler
Author stated if anyone was interested in Moler information to contact an Albert H. Imel in OK. However, with the date of book being 1974 I don't know if that person is still a source. If someone knows Mr. Albert Imel or has further Moler Family information - I would enjoy hearing from you via e-mail!
Thank you again for posting this very informative and interesting book!
Bev Unruh


Name: Linda Stahl <>
Date: 2012-02-10
descendant of Mary Ann Chamberlin Cover

Name: Robert Kirby Courtland Imel <>
Date: 2012-01-24
Son of Robert Eugene Imel
Grandson of Floyd Eugene Imel
My son: Robert Kelby Courtland Imel


Name: Kathleen Kelly <KATKELLY7@MSN.COM>
Date: 2011-11-17
Kelly is my married name, but Immel is my maiden name

Name: Matt Redman <chesapeakesoaps>
Date: 2011-10-12
Sarah Arena Brown was the second wife of John A. Imel (3-230). She married 1st Arthur Morgan Redman of Baltimore. She was the daughter of James Delano Brown and Mary Ann Redman of the Frankford District of Philadelphia.

Name: Barbara Louise Imel <bobbie>
Date: 2011-06-17
my father was Carl Nathan Imel and his father was Virgil Leonard

Name: Ronald Lee Cyrus JR <>
Date: 2011-06-11
Joyce M. & Ronald L Cyrus had 4 children Elise Pamela May

Name: Janice Schade Best <>
Date: 2011-06-03
Thanks so much for posting all that information on the Immel and Imel families in America. It has really helped in getting the Immel - Best families straighten out. Mary Immel was married to a Albert Charles Best who died in 1878 then she remarried an Amos Metzger. We have been trying to find out who Mary's mother was and I found out it was Sarah Ruffner. Thank you so much. Jan

Name: Alicia <>
Date: 2011-04-25
I am so glad to finally find this book! I am a descendant of John Immel of Westmoreland County, PA. My family has only had a few copied pages of this book up until now. The pages we had were "lost" in an attic for some time and it has been a source of stress for the family. How ironic that the entire book has been online all this time!
If anyone has any new information about the parents or birthdate of John Immel of Westmoreland County, DOB 1782 please contact me. Thank you!


Name: Beverly Stewart <>
Date: 2011-03-27
I enjoyed reading all this. Otto Emal was my grandfather.

Name: Donal Wheeler <>
Date: 2011-03-18
Henry Imel and Marget Disher would be my 4 g.grandparent. My lineage is through Elizabeth "Betsey" Imel who married James S. Leonard, whose grandaughter Sarah Ann Leonard, was my paternal grandmother.

Name: Sharon Phillips Bell <>
Date: 2011-01-31
Essie Mae Immelt was my grandmother

Name: Edward Hayes Courtney <>
Date: 2011-01-11
Son of Richard Hayes Courtney. Page 453.

Name: hestar jordan collette <>
Date: 2010-11-08
my mother is ella estep jordan borned in greenup ky.her father was ambrose estep mother was imel

Name: Robert A. Payne <>
Date: 2010-09-20
I am the grandson of Clarence Alford Imel, Sr. The son of his daughter, Agnes Maxine Imel Payne. My father was Paul Raymond Payne. I am married to Katherine Darlene Gallion Payne. I have three children. 1. Son, Vincent Eli Payne, Sr. married to Karis Elizabeth Strebler Payne. They have four children: Son, Vincent E. Jr., daughters, Katherine Elizabeth and Eliora Heather and son, Elijah Samuel. 2. Daughter, Rachel Jean Payne 3. Daughter, Dawna Kaye Payne Watkins married to Aaron Mitchell Watkins. They have two sons: Nicholas Henri and Xanthus Ryan. I am a graduate (BA in Fine Arts) of Grand Canyon University, MRE and MDiv from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with additional studies at St. Paul School of Theology. My wife and I served as missionaries in Phoenix, AZ for 9 years then served in various churches before becoming a U.S. Navy Chaplain serving for almost 7 years. I now serve the United Methodist Church in Missouri as a pastor.

Name: Xanthus Ryan Watkins <>
Date: 2010-09-15
Hello, My mother Dawna K. (Payne)Watkins is writting this for me, I'm Anges Imel Payne's Greatgrandson and I'm named after Xanthus Imel. I have a brother Nicholas Henri Watkins. I'm 7 months old, he's 3.5 years old. great to see the history.

Name: Lisa Imel <>
Date: 2010-09-08
Melvin David Imel from central Ohio is my father, Louise Imel and Robert Imel are my grandparents. Anyone familiar with this part of the Imel family? I would be interested in researching farther back beyond my grandparents as I can remember any other than Aunt Mary Imel and an Aunt Nellie? Thanks, Lisa

Name: Sharon Elizabeth Keller Johnson <>
Date: 2010-09-06
Velma Keller was my grandmother. I remember helping find gravestones for this book.

Name: Richard & Tammie Morgan <>
Date: 2010-08-17
William & Lillie (Lydia) Immell is my husband's great-grandfather.

Name: Arthur W. Imell <>
Date: 2010-07-12

Currently I'm located in Texas where it is only my father, my sister and I who use this spelling of the last name. I'd like to find some more relatives closer in the tree since there isn't many directly linked to us in Texas, if at all...I believe my Great Grandfather Arthur S. Imel moved to Texas from Ohio, or Indiana...We're also closely related to Jack Imel from the Lawrence Welk TV show. I'd love to chat with him since I too am a Well versed Musician. I believe he is still alive living in California.


Name: Arthur W. Imell <>
Date: 2010-07-12
I'm a descendant of Henry Imel Sr. and Margaret Disher(Dasher)...

Henry Imel Sr. was the oldest of the Prussian Hessian Soldiers (Brothers)contracted by England to quell the American colonies rebellion, which later turned into the American Revolution. The Brothers once here, switched sides and fought for the freedom of the colonies from British Tyranny...

I've seen some errors amongst the guest book entries. Peter was the youngest brother. It was Peter who was the drummer boy at the age of 12, not Joseph. There were 5 brothers, Ages 20, 19, 18, 14, and 12...Henry, Thomas, Jacob, Joseph and Peter... though one(Thomas) died shortly after arriving, and of course Peter being very young at 12 is why this story varies from being 3, 4, or 5 brothers. Another story being passed through the family is that the brothers came under the name Immelman, which of course doesn't stand true, given the wonderful birth and death records that have pieced together the story for us. The original spelling for the Hessian soldiers was in fact Imel.

The father remained in Hesse-Cassel, Germany. His name being Soloman Imel. It is his story I wish to trace back, though Germany did not keep accurate records until families were forced to by Adolf Hitler to prove their lack of Jewish blood. It is those records I'd like to get a hold of. It is said that the Imel line actually traces back to Switzerland, being the real motherland for the Imel family. Originally spelled "Immel". The Immel's and other Switzerland families fleeing in time of the Napoleonic wars and taking refuge in Hesse-Cassel, Germany.

...In case any of you are wondering why I carry an extra "L", it is because of an Army enlistment type-o that occurred when my Great Grandfather Arthur S Imel enlisted before WWII.


Name: Deborah Feightner Sofich <>
Date: 2010-06-04
Family line is Elizabeth Feightner (1782) married to John Immel of Westmoreland PA. Looking for family stories and families of these two.
Please email me.


Name: Shirley Siems Terry <>
Date: 2010-05-21
Section IV (pages 253-276) is entitled “Descendants of Jacob Imel of Centre County, Pennsylvania. This is my line -- Andrew Imel who married Catherine Schounk and his descendants which I compiled in 65 typed pages and sent to Velma Keller on June 6, 1970 along with 50 pictures, mostly of Solomon Emal and Daniel Emel’s lines. Twenty-two of the fifty pictures appear in the book although they are placed randomly and do not accompany the appropriate family info.

I also sent Velma other research including census records and a list I compiled of Civil War soldiers (spelling variations) – 71 Union soldiers and 12 Confederates. I became quite interested in the Civil War and sent her copies of pension records that I had acquired. I was especially interested in prisoner of war camps since I believed two of my direct line ancestors, Clinton Day and Emanuel Snyder, were imprisoned at the infamous Andersonville prison in Georgia. The other best known prison for Union soldiers was Libby prison in Richmond VA. Therefore, I was very disappointed to see that Velma combined these two prisons into one listing David, Daniel and Samuel (pages 260, 271 and 280) as having been prisoners at “Libby Prison at Andersonville.ö I re-checked all information sent to Velma including the individual pension records on the six brothers of my Solomon Emal who were in the Civil War. Daniel Emel was at Libby prison for about a month. David Emel was at both Libby and Andersonville for a total of 13 months. Libby was used as a transfer point quite a bit so I assume he spent most of a year at Andersonville. I have no reason to believe that Samuel Emmel was a prisoner of war at all. It was interesting to note that of the 35 Civil War Imels (all spellings) that Velma lists in her book, none other than my line were imprisoned!

Another inaccuracy in the book is her note concerning the sons of Andrew and Catherine who were in the Civil War. This should read “William, David, Andrew, Daniel, Samuel and George.ö My Solomon Emal was not in the Civil War although I do have the pension record of the only Solomon Immell who was a soldier. He is on page 45 of her book. The youngest of the eight brothers, Franklin, was not in the war since he was only 10 years old. Three of the six brothers, Andrew, Samuel and David, are buried in the Soldiers Circle of Riverside Cemetery in Troy, Miami County, Ohio.


Name: Chris Hankins <>
Date: 2010-03-07
Hi Brian - George was the son of Perry Hubert Imel (1875-1939) and wife Lula Ellen Handlon (1878-1940). They lived in Trimble county, KY; Clark county, IN and Jefferson county, IN, where they are buried at Fairmount Cemetery.

Much, much more information is being sent to your email address.


Name: Brian L Imel <>
Date: 2010-03-07
Hello everyone I need some help I have been doing research for a long time now and can't seem to be able to go any further back then my GrandFather George Samuel Imel. Every lead I have found has turned out to be wrong I don't have much information but what I do have are the following.
My grandfather lived in the following places
Oak Harbor, WA
Clayton, ID
Las Vegas, NV
Carpenter, Wy
he was married a number of times my grand mother being the last Her name was Mickey (cells) Imel
they had five children Barbara, Lammar, George, James, and cecil.
I know that he had more children from his other marriages, but know very little about them
Also we all called him grandpa buck. If anyone can help me out it would mean more to me then words can explain. thank you


Name: pam Martin-vermeulen <>
Date: 2010-02-15
Hello families of Immells,Goodmans'
my mother-in-law was a goodman of John goodman and Laura Harrison of Olean,Missouri.

Pam of St.Clair Shores,Michigan


Name: Gary Mosier <>
Date: 2010-02-11

I was poking around on the internet a while back and happened upon an Immel family web page. I noticed in particular, Johann Michael Immel, a son of Martin Immel who came from “Wernetzö near Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It occurred to me that the village and church in question might actually be Wörnitz (anglicized Wornitz). I know a little something about Wörnitz, since that is the place that my Moser ancestors came from. In checking my records, I find that I have some information that may be of interest to you. My 6-G grandfather, Adam Moser, lived in Grossulrichshausen, a hamlet within the parish of Wörnitz. He was married three times, and I descend from his son Johann Adam Moser of the second marriage. Adam Moser’s third marriage was to Apollonia Geringer, and they had three children. The birth entries from the churchbooks of Wörnitz for the first two children are as follows:

Churchbooks of Wörnitz, births: 1610-1750, page 320: 22 December 1715, to Apollinia Moser, wife of Adam Moser, farmer in Grossulrichshausen, a son Johannes. Sponsor: Johann Michael Immel, unmarried son of Johann Martin Immel, farmer and juryman in Grossulrichshausen.

Churchbooks of Wörnitz, births: 1610-1750, page 325: 3 March 1717, to Apollinia Moser, wife of Adam farmer in Grossulrichshausen, a daughter Anna Margaretha. Sponsor: Anna Margaretha Immel, wife of the honorable Johann Martin Immel, farmer and juryman in Grossulrichshausen.

I suspect that the family records of the Martin Immel family are all to be found in the churchbooks of Wörnitz, so I thought I would pass this along. I hope this will be of use to anyone researching the Lancaster County, PA Immels in Germany.


Name: Jim Waller <>
Date: 2010-02-02
Regarding Eliza Imel b. 27 Jan 1815, dau of Henry and Margaret Kiser Imel - she married John Elston on 1 Aug 1833 in Wayne County, IN. She apparently died of complications from childbirth. She died 21 Apr 1850 in Zionsville, Boone, IN and is buried in Zionsville Cemetery. See Eliza Elston at

Name: Ryan Imel <>
Date: 2010-01-12
Still trying to decipher the difference between Imel and Emmel and Emel and so on. Also trying to find Rufus Imel. He moved from somewhere in the midwest (Kansas?) to california in about 1940. Great site though. Tons of great information.

I am trying to get my hands on some genealogy info my grandmother gathered before her death. I believe the story she told says that I am descendant from Immelman brothers. There were 5 of them who came over to fight for the british in the American Revolution.


Name: Dee Stamps <>
Date: 2010-01-05
I am a descendant of Joseph Immel, the fourth Hessian soldier-drummer boy. My grandmother was Lillie Kansas Immel-Brooks-Huenneke b. 1870 IN, daughter of Henry Immel b. 1832 IN, son of Joseph Immel Jr. b. 1793 MD, son of Joseph Immel Sr. b. 1762 Germany.

Name: Hans Michael Imel <>
Date: 2009-12-24
Father: John Jay Imel
Mother: Barbara Anne Imel
East Jordan Mich.


Name: Kelli Dee Imel Roberts <>
Date: 2009-10-25
At the end of image 3-170 where it states "Ralph Imel born 1908, that is my Grandfather and my father is Thomas E Imel who died August 3 2003. My Grandfather was married to Mary Shaffer and they had 4 children, Darlene, Richard, Thomas and Leslie dale. I live in Seattle Wa

Name: Roger Allan Immell II <>
Date: 2009-09-19
I am a great-grandson of John W. Immell (p. 73 of Velma Keller's book. Her entry has John W. married to L. Alice Etter..."Children unknown." In fact they had one son: William Foreman Immell [b.9/3/1887 d.3/25/1969. William Foreman married Emma Isabel Brechbiel. They had three children: Virginia Gail[7/2/1911], John William [b.5/131916 d.1/14/1984] and my father, Roger Allan Immell [b.6/22/1918 d.6/29/1951] killed in a tractor accident on the Immell farm. I. Roger A. Immell II was born 4/20/1948.


Name: Dave King <>
Date: 2009-09-13
GGRSon of Anna Immel and George Hugus

Name: Tom Imel <>
Date: 2009-08-11
Madison County,Indiana-Great Grandfather-George Imel,Grandfather-Walter E. Imel,Father-Walter Imel Jr

Name: Virginia Barnett <>
Date: 2009-06-25
Immels are my mother's family. We have had a copy from the start and loved reading it. I really enjoy having it on the computer. We recently followed what the book said about our grand, g and gg grandparents and found their burial sites in Oblong and Louisville, Illinois. Thanks so much.

Name: Janet Saranen Smith <>
Date: 2009-04-26
Hi Cousins!!!
I too would love to have a copy of the publication. I have many stories to share, From the Henry W. Immel line. The Stauffer line is fascinating. I have many pictures of Charles E. Immel, and of my grandfather Manley Immel. As well is my mother Jo Ann and John Immel (my uncle). I have started our tree on contact me by my email if you want more information. Would love to learn about your history as well.


Name: Nora DeFrates <>
Date: 2009-03-29
I have been looking for a copy of this book since the mid-1980's. Thank you so much. I am related to Peter & Susanna (Kirkwood) Imel thru their son James and his daughter Henrietta Imel & Jacob Jones.

Name: Paul Imel <>
Date: 2009-03-23
Hi, I'm Paul Imel: great great great great grandson of Henry Imel, Sr.; great great great grandson of Henry Imel, Jr.; great great grandson of James Imel; great grandson of James Riley Imel; grandson of Howard Imel; and son of Larry Imel.

I know there are several of us who are interested in getting copies of this book, so I called the publishing company found on the title page. The person I spoke with said that they sold their last copy a couple years ago. I asked if they could do re-prints of the book, but apparently, it costs ten thousand dollars to this. I know this is not encouraging news, but I wanted to share.

If anyone has any copies of photographs or information not in this book regarding the Imels that I mentioned above that you're willing to share, please send me an email. Thanks!


Name: Susan Kathleen (Lee) Yoder <>
Date: 2009-03-16
This is a wonderful resource! Much appreciation to you and to your contributors for the exhaustive research. I am Uncles D. Louis Lee and J Richard Lee, and Phil Lee's neice. My dad, Willard Herbert Lee was the oldest of these brothers four, sons of Donald Willard and Esther Fields Lee. Again, thank you for the stellar effort!

Name: Arthur W. Imell <>
Date: 2009-03-04

Hi I'm Arthur W. Imell...I've just found information linking me to the Henry Imel of Hesse-Cassel, Germany...I'd like to find out how much you's what I've found so far, starting with my older sister and I...

Laura A Imell b 1976
Arthur W. Imell b 1982
children of Arthur F. Imell and Deborah L. Bettison

Arthur Felix Imell b 1953; child of Arthur Stewart Imell Jr. and Francis Cormie

Arthur Stewart Imell; child of Arthur Stewart Imell Sr.(name changed from Imel to Imell after enlisting in the Army) and Carrie Mae Norman

Arthur Stewart Imel Sr.; child of Nathaniel Imel and Emma Jane Wilkins

Nathaniel Imel; child of Nathaniel Imel Sr. and Catherine Hazleton

Nathaniel Imel Sr.; child of John Imel and Sarah Skinner

John Imel; child of Henry Imel and Margaret Disher...

...and Henry Imel; child of Solomon Imell (Hesse-Cassel,Germany)and most likely Peter's brother...

...and this is where the trail ends for me...don't know if anyone in our family is accredited to doing anything great,...just know that I plan on changing that...hope you can fill me in on stuff I don't know...



Name: Tom Herlick <>
Date: 2009-03-02
Have letter from 1906 from Henry W. Immel from Marshallville, Ohio to my Grt Grnfather John Henkell of Shakepeare, Ontario, Canada. It was signed as from a cousin, but I have no other info on being related to the Immel families. Mr. Immell appears to have either sons or brothers by the names of William, George and John. Would be interested in any info out there on these people and would be glad to share the contents of the letter.

Name: Joy Horvath Imel <>
Date: 2009-02-20
I was married to Joe Blake Imel, who died in 1997 and is the great-great-great grandson of the first Peter Imel. Our son is Peter Horvath Imel, 7th generation. He doesn't play drums...thanks to whoever developed this website and posted the pages of the book!

Name: Donnagene Neal Dougherty <>
Date: 2009-02-15
On page 287
Henry Immel was born 14 May 1832 in Union Co.,IN. d Aug 27 1922 in Lebanon,Boone Co.,IN.Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Drucilla Farlow b 8 May 1837.
Henry and Drucilla had 9 ch.
7. Daisy D b July 1872/3 Was in Sand Springs,OK in 1916

8 William Henry b 20 Apr 1874 d 10 Dec 1945 Ontario,CA md Bessie Hallie Logan 14 Jul 1901
9 Robin d at 21yrs

Charles Edgar(my great-grandfather)b 27 Nov 1856 Union Co.,IN.
Nora A Wood dau of James S Wood and Isabell Irick.
1. Mary Elizabeth (Mayme) b 15 Feb 1883 (my grandmother)m Rayburn Charles Neal Had son Lloyd B Neal.Ch of Lloyd and Mary Eunice Ray
1Donald Edwin
2Charles d in infancy
3Robert Eugene b 8 Feb 1927 d 2005 Chula Vista,CA
4 Donnagene


Date: 2009-02-10

Name: Karl Wayne Morris <>
Date: 2009-02-06
Grandson of Ralph Peter Imel, son of Donna Jean Imel.

Name: adw feightner <>
Date: 2008-12-28
My family traces to Henry Feitner, Elizabeth Immel's father (1785). Does anyone have any info
about the original Feitner families from Pennsylvania (1752-1850) Elizabeth was born in Northampton, PA


Name: Ronald Imel <>
Date: 2008-12-28
Just wanted to say hello to anyone who is doing/has done research on the IMEL Family tree. I've been working on mine onoff for about 2 years. I'm very interested in hearing From anyone who Has MARFANS SYNDROME.

Name: Nick Immell <>
Date: 2008-04-03
Where is this book??

Name: Lora IMEL Lothringer <>
Date: 2008-03-17
And I thought the Imel name was rare!
My name is Lora Imel, daughter of Joann and J.D. Imel, from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. My grandparents are James Andrew Imel and Rena (Hunt) Imel of Kansas. My grandmother will be 100 years old next month.


Name: Linda Stahl <>
Date: 2008-03-06
As I was looking at different websites (I'm not too good at computer work), somehow as I was looking up information on my Chamberlin-Noah A. Cover family, your website sort of came up on rootsweb. I believe your Noah A. Cover was married to my gg aunt Mary Ann Chamberlin. She was born in Washington County, PA and her family moved to Tonica, Illinois about 1856. Mary Ann's brother Daniel Chamberlin was my great grandfather. Daniel and his father Arthur Chamberlin are buried in Tonica, Illinois. Do you think there is a connection? I live in Harrisburg, PA


Name: Victoria Imel Stephens <>
Date: 2008-02-21
I am the daughter of John Stewart Imel, Sr. and Eunice Theresa Davis Imel. My paternal grandparents were John Wesley Imel and Gertrude Imel. I would love to get a copy of this book.

Name: Kirk Howard Immel <>
Date: 2008-02-08
I am adopted son of Keith Howard Immel, son of the late Keith Herl Immel of Seville, OH in Medina County. I live in Dublin, Ohio. Hope this helps your database.

Name: rebecca hornyak <>
Date: 2008-01-14
My grandfather is Richard Henry Immel. He is a descendent of Little John Immel who came to Texas in 1852. His Mother, Anna Katherine, came to Texas in 1845 during the beginning of the Adelsverein (beginning of the German Settlements in Texas).

Name: rebecca <hornyak>
Date: 2008-01-14
i am one of the descendents of Johannes Immel. My great great grandfather was "Little john" Immel, I am very proud to say.

Name: JOHN IMEL <>
Date: 2008-01-10
5 prussian brothers came over as immel and my branch droped an m

Name: Carla Ramey-Gray <>
Date: 2008-01-05
I am searching for my GGgpa, Herman Immel & his sister Elizabeth of the Galloway Ohio area. I have resently aquirred his death record. However, neither parents names were listed on it.Then through the assistance of 1 of my cousins, I found out he had a sister. I am very confused since they were both supposedly born here in Ohio, yet nothing can be found on them except an old family tin type photo & death record for him & not her. I found this site interesting & definately will have it in my favorites. Thank you for all of your work.

Name: Jeff N. Imel <>
Date: 2007-12-27
I'm the son of Norman Lee Imel,and the story has been passed down through my family of my great great grandfather and his four brothers coming too the Colonial States to fight for the King of England by force, not by choice and then deserting to fight with the Patriots. I am 47 years old and still fight in the MMA (Pride/UFC type fighting--Mixed Martial Arts) so I guess the tough germanic genes were definately passed down our family tree,unfortunately I have no children that I know of so my branch will more than likely end with me.

Name: Marilyn Imel(Mrs.Jeff Imel) <>
Date: 2007-12-27
just curious-not too many imels out there nowdays


Name: Pat Koestner <>
Date: 2007-12-15
Is this book available anywhere?

Name: Dee Stamps < >
Date: 2007-11-05
I am a descendant of Joseph Immel, the fourth Hessian soldier-drummer boy. My grandmother was Lillie Kansas Immel-Brooks-Huenneke b. 1870 IN, daughter of Henry Immel b. 1832 IN, son of Joseph Immel Jr. b. 1793 MD, son of Joseph Immel Sr. b. 1762 Germany.

Name: kathyimel <>
Date: 2007-10-30
trying to find family and history of my grandfather. Earl Alton Imel who has long been deceased.

Name: John Imel <>
Date: 2007-10-22

Name: Ronald A. Imel <>
Date: 2007-09-17
Have photocopied pages form this book, and it is GREAT. Glad to be able to find it on-line, even more awesome.



Name: Mike Jones <>
Date: 2007-08-25
Decendant of Peter Imel Neff.

Name: Wendy M. Imel Bokros <>
Date: 2007-08-10
Hello, it is wonderful to read about this family. I have tried to start to reseach them. My extension is from Indiana. I hope to find out more about the Indiana Imels


Name: julie morse <>
Date: 2007-08-04
I would like to know how to buy this book? my daughter,Angie Smith, is a desendant of this family.
her grandmother was Shirley Ann Kleinert, daughter of Clarence Kleinert and Lillian Schula. who married Paul Dale Smith, in toledo, ohio.
Angie would like to know how much for this book and where she might buy it?
sincerely, j. Morse


Name: John E Imel <>
Date: 2007-07-31
My grand father was Howard Orlando Imel,My father James Edward Imel

Name: Roxanne Immel (now McDaniel <>
Date: 2007-07-23
I was just trying to figure out if I am related to this line of Immels. My great grandfather was John Henry Immel, born 9/1/1878, and he married Edith Margaret Bloom. His parents were John Immel, born 10/13/1857 and Josephine Schumacker.

Name: Sharon Phiullips Bell <>
Date: 2007-07-21
I am the granddaughter of Essie Immelt Phillips. Her first born son,Thomas Raymond is my dad.

Name: Jim Waller <>
Date: 2007-04-17
The book has an error for Peter Imel's granddaughter, Eliza (Ann) Imel. Eliza, as indicated, was the daughter of Peter's son, Henry. The error is that Eliza was the first wife of John Elston (not Nelson)b.13 Jun 1812 in Wayne County, Indiana Territory and d. 10 Jan 1899 in Olath, Johnson, KS. Eliza was b. 27 Jan 1815 in Wayne County, Indiana Territory and d. 1850 Prob. in Pike Twp., Marion Co., IN. They were married 1 Aug 1833 in Wayne County, IN.

Name: Donna Davis <>
Date: 2007-04-07
Odessa Immel married to Milford Porter on 1930 census in White County , Arkansas.
Milford Porter is the son of Jack Porter and Emma Harris .Jack and Emma moved from Arkansas to California after 1930. Both died there. Jack Porter is oldest son of Milford James Randell Porter ,born in Houston ,Mississippi 1859 died in Little Rock ,Arkansas in 1928.Mother of Jack ,Jane Johnson Porter died about 1905.


Name: sue-anne immel casey <>
Date: 2007-03-31
very interesting! how do i get a copy of the book???? My son is
Zachary Douglas Karl Immel, son of Douglas Carl Immel, grandson of Warren Henry Immel.


Name: Jeff Clayton <>
Date: 2007-02-09
My grandmother is Margaret Clayton (Imel), father Fred Clayton. Reference page 3-185. This text is fabulous history!

Name: Debbie Fisher <>
Date: 2007-01-05
My father in law Fred Fisher was friends with Chester Immel since they were young. Reva is still living in Arkansas and friends with my mother in law who is also still living there. This is a wonderful site. Chester was a very strong determined man.

Name: Suella Imel <>
Date: 2006-09-27
With the help of this book I have been able to trace my father's family back to Peter Imel. I would love to purchase a copy of this book, if someone can tell me if this is possible.

Name: Mark Mueller <>
Date: 2006-09-03
Interested in Margaret Mueller and Ethel Henrici info and photos. My dad Marvin Mueller was Margaret's half sister.

Name: Jennifer Rhamy <>
Date: 2006-08-05

Name: Leslie D. Imel <>
Date: 2006-06-20
Looking for a connection to Ralph D. Imel,Lester Imel, brothers from Missouri. Born 1907 and 1911 respectively. Lived in Washington State for 50+ years.

Their mother and father????


Name: Joy Shumaker <>
Date: 2006-06-12
Husband is decendant of Henry Imel, Jr. Found lots of great info!

Name: Pam Veenstra <>
Date: 2006-06-05
Greetings from Australia
I'm looking for descendants of Helen Rosamond IMMEL-KEMP who in 1930 married William Howard STEIBER at Shaker Heights, Ohio. Helen was the daughter of Charles Michael IMMEL who was the daughter of John George IMMEL.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows of this family.
Thank you.


Name: Carla (Immel) Ramey <>
Date: 2006-05-25
elda,Sarah M.,Ulysiss E.& Absolum. I have never connected to my GGDad Herman anywhere. He was stright from Germany they say. If anyone can help I would appreciate it alot.


Name: Fredric Watson <>
Date: 2006-02-14
My maternal grandfather was William Arthur Emal, son of Clayton Filmore Emal, and grandson of William Albright Emal. I greatly appreciate all of the work done on the Imel/Immel family history.

Name: Gloria Immel <>
Date: 2006-02-09
My husband was the son of Samuel J Immel and Myrtle A Moll. Listed on page 46. His name was Kenn Samuel not Kern. He passed away on 5-29-91
We have 2 daughters Marianne (Immel) Holmes and Joanne (Immel) Field


Name: Joanne Immel <>
Date: 2006-02-09
Hi all this is interesting

Name: Douglas L. Lovall <>
Date: 2006-02-09
Samuel Immel (b. 9-4-1914) was my grandfather. His daughter Adrienne was my mother. Both have passed away. It was really a joy being able to see my lineage. Thank you very much

Name: Robert A. Bishton <>
Date: 2006-01-14
Where does Jeanne Bishton fit into your family line and what is her parentage/

Name: Nannette Amador <>
Date: 2005-12-06
About 40 years ago a book was published about the Immel/Immell families. We did not purchase one. Are the photocopies on this site taken from that book? If so, could you e-mail me the title of the book? My Immell ancestor, Jacob Immell, (1790-1876)is not included in your photocopies, but I know his family line was in that book, which is why I would like to have a copy or at least photocopy the sections pertinent to my family. Thanks

Name: Charles T. Imel <>
Date: 2005-12-02
Just checking on my history. We're a Kansas branch of the family but I live now in Tampa, FL. My son Steven is the last surviving male of the line. Chuck

Name: kristiana Imel <>
Date: 2005-11-29
Hi everyone my name is kristiana imel my grandfather on my dad side is an imel and I have been searching every where for a website or info about our family .
kristiana Imel


Name: sheri imel <>
Date: 2005-11-29
i want to know more about where I come from.

Name: Carol Immel Nelson <>
Date: 2005-11-23
I am posting my info again as I now have a new email address. Great to see this book on the web!!! I will always appreciate the research Velma Byrum Keller did for this book. And thanks to you Chris for making it available on the web!!!!

My connection to the book is Michael Immel (page 71 for those of you who have the book). Michael Immell was born 1821 and moved to Wayne county, Ohio about 1848. His brothers, David, Jacob, And William, and one sister, Anna E. Immel who married Henry/John Hoke also moved to Wayne county, Ohio.

Lovely site--keep up the GREAT work!!!


Name: Linda (IMMEL)Hueston <>
Date: 2005-11-13
intersting webpage. I couldnt seem to find my family here although I am sure we are somehow in here. I know my Fathers family came from the Pennsylvania are. I think his dads name was samuel althoug I would have to look in old papers to be sure. the name Amanda Keller or Nellie Spicer is also somehow connected. Thanks for the web page. Awesome!!

Name: Patricia <>
Date: 2005-10-31
Love the web site, great information. very well displayed. By the way, I am related by DNA to the John MILLS - Rebecca SMITH family of Sussex Co, NJ. See SMITH ged as referened there on for more info re SMITH - MILLS.
Also I have a friend whose name is Diane Himmel/Himel, not sure how she spells it, but pronounced as "Imel/Immel". She told me it is definitely as "H imel". Just a note of that for you. Just to give you more background for your family tree in case you do not know that alerady. Pat cw


Name: Randall L. Immel <>
Date: 2005-10-08
I was very pleased to find this book on the internet. I am the son of Virgil Dean Immel who is the son of Lester Immel. Daniel Immel was my Greatgrandfather and Paul Jr. was was my GGgrandfather. I was wondering if there is any way possible to get a copy of the book. My aunt Madge Warren helped to compile some of the history for the book. I would appreciate any help in finding a copy. I can also provide you with any "updates" to our branch of the family tree. Thanks!

Name: Georgia Slobe <>
Date: 2005-09-18
It is very impressed about Immel and Imel families, I noticed there were Dieffenbach and Parthemore families, they were my relatives.
Many thanks for your families reports I enjoyed to read them,
Thank you--Georgia


Name: Christopher Immel <>
Date: 2005-09-12
I'm 28 year old male living in San Diego County and I would like to buy your book if possible. My family to my knowledge goes back to Kirk Immel (father) and Jack Immel (grandfather) I have a lot more information/data going back a least a couple decades. So please let me know maybe I can tie my heritage to your writings.

Name: Ruth Hundley <>
Date: 2005-08-05
I am writing to let you know it is VERY interesting to read through this book. It has made confirmation of the connection of the Immel family to that of the Maxwell family of Westmoreland Co. who moved to Ill. in the mid 1800's.
I come down from the father of Samuel Maxwell who mar. Elizabeth Immel and their son, Ithamer married Mary Immel, whose daughter was Henrietta.
If anyone is interested in visiting please reply.
Ruth in IL


Name: Judy Nagy <>
Date: 2005-07-26
My Mother, Dorothy, was a Siedleczka. She was from Cleveland Ohio. I found your work on Francis and Myrl and Yyonne and a set of twin boys. I have been looking for my cousins for years and was wondering in this could be them. Frank's father was Joseph, mother Maria. they were Polish.

Date: 2005-07-18

Name: Roberta Newcomer <>
Date: 2005-07-09
I am a a descendant of Joseph Imel and a GGG granddaughter of Mary Imel and John Cover, Jr.

Name: Sherri Emal <>
Date: 2005-05-12
I am trying to gather family history. By luck I came across this book! Please, let me know if there is anyway to obtain this book. I have limited information on the Emal family and as I was scanning through I noticed that there is a lot mentioned about my ancestors. My husband,s grandfather is Robert James Emal. His grandfather was Clayton Fillmore Emal whose grandfather was Andrew Immel(1833). Sadly this is the extent of what I know. Please let me know if there is any way to get a copy of this book. It would mean a lot to me!
Sherri Emal


Name: Shirley Siems Terry <>
Date: 2005-04-25
Section IV (pages 253-276) is entitled “Descendants of Jacob Imel of Centre County, Pennsylvania. This is my line -- Andrew Imel who married Catherine Schounk and his descendants which I compiled in 65 typed pages and sent to Velma on June 6, 1970 along with 50 pictures, mostly of Solomon Emal and Daniel Emel’s lines. Twenty-two of the fifty pictures appear in the book although they are placed randomly and do not accompany the appropriate family info.

I also sent Velma other research including census records and a list I compiled of Civil War soldiers (spelling variations) – 71 Union soldiers and 12 Confederates. I became quite interested in the Civil War and sent her copies of pension records that I had acquired. I was especially interested in prisoner of war camps since I believed two of my direct line ancestors, Clinton Day and Emanuel Snyder, were imprisoned at the infamous Andersonville prison in Georgia. The other best known prison for Union soldiers was Libby prison in Richmond VA. Therefore, I was very disappointed to see that Velma combined these two prisons into one listing David, Daniel and Samuel (pages 260, 271 and 280) as having been prisoners at “Libby Prison at Andersonville.ö I re-checked all information sent to Velma including the individual pension records on the six brothers of my Solomon Emal who were in the Civil War. Daniel Emel was at Libby prison for about a month. David Emel was at both Libby and Andersonville for a total of 13 months. Libby was used as a transfer point quite a bit so I assume he spent most of a year at Andersonville. I have no reason to believe that Samuel Emmel was a prisoner of war at all. It was interesting to note that of the 35 Civil War Imels (all spellings) that Velma lists in her book, none other than my line were imprisoned!

Another inaccuracy in the book is her note concerning the sons of Andrew and Catherine who were in the Civil War. This should read “William, David, Andrew, Daniel, Samuel and George.ö My Solomon Emal was not in the Civil War although I do have the pension record of the only Solomon Immell who was a soldier. He is on page 45 of her book. The youngest of the eight brothers, Franklin, was not in the war since he was only 10 years old. Three of the six brothers, Andrew, Samuel and David, are buried in the Soldiers Circle of Riverside Cemetery in Troy, Miami County, Ohio.


Name: Greg Imel <>
Date: 2005-04-04
Im interested in california Imels when did we come to ca. and from where my dads name is ronnie im not sure of my grandfathers name he died when I was young they called him whitey.any help would be much appreciated

Name: Ronnie Nelson Imel <>
Date: 2005-01-30
My father was Nelson Rene Imel,
My grand father Paul Nelson Imel,
Both have passed away!
My brother's John Henery Imel,Donald Imel
My Sister Pamala Jean Imel
The Nelson first and middle names were said to be passed down from one of the early wives of a Great Grand Father.


Name: Stephen D Franklin <franklinstephen@sbcglobal.nmet>
Date: 2005-01-29
I came across your webpage trying to gather information on Peter Imel that is Buried in Rocklane Cemetery in Johnson Co, Indiana. We took photos of the cemetery and the stone. However have llittle information on him and his family.

I would like to use some of the information on his history, military service and family on the page and also put on a link to your site.

I'd appreciate your assistance.

Stephen D Franklin
Indiana Society SAR


Name: Amy Lee Grantham <>
Date: 2005-01-17
I am the daughter of Karen Sue Immel Grantham. When this book was written, I was not yet born apparently. It was interesting reading all of this information. Several of my immediate family members listed in this book have passed away.

Name: Susan Reynolds <>
Date: 2005-01-13
I have quite a lot of information on the Harpham family. If you would like to contact me I will be more than happy to share it.

Name: Karlee Edwards <>
Date: 2004-12-06
Cassius Hess is my ggfather. He is the father of mary elizabeth Hess who is my granfathers mother.

Name: jim immel <>
Date: 2004-11-27
my grandfather was john immel
myfather was james immel

were from around centre co,pa


Name: Brenda Imel <>
Date: 2004-10-13
Mother of Steven Scott Imel only son born to Robert Earl Imel who was the second son of William Robert Imel and Annabelle Clark.

Name: Stacey Smith <>
Date: 2004-08-21
Thank you so much for putting this online. It is a fantastic site. I have been looking for my family history for a while and this site has been extremely helpful.

-The Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of Solomon Emal and Hannah Powell


Name: Margaret Jenstad <>
Date: 2004-08-16
My connection is through Margaret Jane Imel, daughter of Peachy Harrison Imel. She married Hiram C. Hall (my connection.)


Name: Margaret Jenstad <>
Date: 2004-08-16
Thank you for posting the Imel history! My great-grandfather, Frederick W. Hall, was a half-brother of Hiram Hall. (their father was David E. Hall. Hiram's mother was Elizabeth Potts. Fred's mother was Ann Davis Barnard). In the family of David E. Hall and Elizabeth Potts there were 13 children, including 3 sets of twins. All children survived to adulthood. Your information has helped me. Thank you!

Name: Teri Hagen <>
Date: 2004-08-04
I am a decendant of John Immel and Elizabeth Feitner and could not believe what a find this site was. If there are any other's out here I would love to hear from you at

Name: Robert Thomas <>
Date: 2004-08-02
Dear Hello, I like to know about book of Immel history as I saw of name Henry Siberell was in book. I like to know how much price for order book as I am interest in infomation as thank. let me know okay have a nice day smile..

Robert Thomas :o)


Name: Genevieve Kay Imel Walker <>
Date: 2004-07-02
daughter of Loren & Marie Imel
Granddaughter of Lewis & May Imel

I have the original book -- but this is wonderful to have it on the web for those who don't.


Name: Richard Hess <>
Date: 2004-06-28
Descendant of Sarah Immel. Haven't read the book yet.

Name: Janet <>
Date: 2004-06-15
Thankful to find this book. Was looking to find the book "Buffalo Trails" by Xanthus A. Imel. Suppose to be about Enos Butrick from what I have been told. Can not find it and library can't either. Does anyone know about it-would appreciate knowing.
Thanks and God Bless.


Name: Doris Schafer <>
Date: 2004-05-01
I noticed in your book that a Lissa Helen Sears was married to Otho V. Immel. Is there anything you can tell me about her? She is my grandmother on my father's side. His name was Ivan Linville Sears. Thank you.

Name: Judy Rose <>
Date: 2004-04-22
related to Frederick Christian Immel and Catharine Barbara Hagenbecker who came from Wurttemburg, Germany. Frederick had two brothers who also immigrated a few years before Frederick and Catharine. George and Henry and also their sister Christina who married Wilhelm Zimmer. All ended up in Canada in the town of Middleton, Ontario.

Name: Judy Rose <>
Date: 2004-04-22
Amazing to see this book online. I have been looking for a copy of it.

Name: John E. Immell <>
Date: 2004-04-19
New E-Mail Address.
Old one


Name: Lilly Louise Hughey <>
Date: 2004-04-10
I am the grandaughter of
Dennis and Ella Louise (Imel) Sizemore. Our family settled in Mancelona, MI. My Mother, Dorothy Sizemore married Oscar Theordore (Ted)Hughey and had four daughters and one son. Grandma's family moved there from Kentucky but Grandma Sizemore was born in Indiana.


Name: Ralph Immel <>
Date: 2004-03-19
Great website. Thanks for the information. I am a son of David Immel of Centre Co. Pennsylvania.

Name: Erika Emal <>
Date: 2004-02-29
daughter of adrian charles emal, who is son of andrew chester emal, who is son of otto itto emal, son of william albright emal & sara hopwood

Name: Cathy Miller Asmus <>
Date: 2004-02-17
I'm from the Peter Imel line! I purchased this book on ebay several years ago, I love it.Great to find it on the web for everyone!

Name: Nancy Imel Gushing <>
Date: 2004-01-27
I am the granddaughter of Floyd Eugene and the daughter of Robert Eugene.

Name: Nancy Storm Mollenhour <>
Date: 2003-12-17
This is very interesting. I am the Grandaughter of Sarah Jane Immel Storm, b, 1877 in Ohio, daughter of Moses and Eva Immel

Name: Pat France <>
Date: 2003-12-07
I have a neat old photo of James and Mary (Bailey)Imel I would share a scanned copy of with any interested family members. It is not the one that is in the book.

Pat France


Name: Pat France <>
Date: 2003-12-07
I am very interested in contacting an living descendants of my Levi and Rebecca (King)Imelline.
I am the great grandaughter of Esta (Imel) Bailey.

I am also interested in communicating with any descendants of the Anna Fulton line. Anna was the wife of Henry Imel. I have some old Fulton photos I am attempting to identify and would share copies of them.

Pat France


Name: Shana Immel <>
Date: 2003-11-15
My grandpa was Forrest Immel aka "Smokey" We have lived in McCrory Arkansas all my life. If anyone has any info on my ancestors please let me know. Thanks

Name: Tia Imel <>
Date: 2003-11-06
For some reason I have a hard time trying to find the history of the Imel family. I am often asked where my family originated, I say I think Germany. I am faced with a sort of a problem. My sister and I are the last of the Imel name besides my dad. He had a brother with the last name but he died in a recent construction accident. I don't know if I should keep the name to keep the family name going or not. Anyways, sincerely... Tia

Name: Dee Stamps <>
Date: 2003-10-14
This is to update my email address from the last entry in March, 2001.
My paternal grandmother was Lillie Kansas Immel m. Johann Huenneke. Her father was Henry Imel. I'm wondering how many Hery Immel/Imel's there were.


Name: Joella Imel <>
Date: 2003-09-14
Found this sight very helpful on finding out information and background of my husbands family. Thanks very well done!

Date: 2003-09-02

Name: Brenda Shepherd (Immel) <>
Date: 2003-08-28
I think lm connected with the lmmel's that the 2 brothers that came from Wuerttemberg,Georg and Heinrich Immel.We have a church here in my town and there is alot of Immel in the cemtery.

Name: Brenda Shepherd (Immel) <>
Date: 2003-08-28
The site very helpful,thank-you

Name: Dawn McKinney <>
Date: 2003-08-21
I am descendent of Jacob Imel of Centre Co. Penn. and am trying to learn more about this branch of the family. Thank you.(:

Name: Joyce Kay <>
Date: 2003-08-13
I have pictures of John Thomas Imel and his wife Sylvia Hester Jewell,if anyone is interested.I TOO AM related to Andrew Jackson Imel

Name: Pat France <>
Date: 2003-07-04
I have thoroughly enjoyed this site but still want a copy of the book. Any ideas??

I am the greatgreat great grandaughter of Levi and Rebecca Imel of Fillmore Co., NE. I would be happy to share my records and even a few old photos with any interested Imel family researchers.
Warm regards from Portland, Oregon,
Pat France


Name: Cynthia Joyce Wilson <>
Date: 2003-07-03
I would also like to get a copy of he book Immel and Imel Families in America and the Book called Spearville.
If you have any information of how I can get copies or the actual books please contact me.


Name: Cynthia Joyce Wilson <>
Date: 2003-07-03
Cynthia Joyce Wilson
Daughter of Marvin Lewis Beever,Richie
Son of Ruth Irene Beever,Richie and Claude Miller
GreatGrandDaughter of Lillie Imel,Spencer,Beever
GreatGreatGrandaughter of Andrew Jackson Imel and Katherine Haskell Imel.


Name: debi waala <>
Date: 2003-06-25
my husband's maternal great-grandmother was an immel, from barton and west bend, wis. contact us for info or some photos-would love to see who else out there might be related------------

Name: Lily Freedlander <>
Date: 2003-06-07
My great great grandfather was Jacob Immel. He came over in 1868 with wife Katherine (nee Pistor) and had first child Katie in Mineral Point Wisconsin in 1869, second child John in 1873 in Colfax Co., Neb and third child Herman in 1877 also in Colfax Co. Jacob died in Colfax Co. July 16th, 1878. Looking for connections. Thanks.

Name: Alexandra Casey <>
Date: 2003-06-02
Related to Kearsley, Immel, Hetich. Interested in exchanging information. Thank you.

Name: Annette Ray <>
Date: 2003-04-18
Maiden name was Immel

Name: Greg R. IMEL <>
Date: 2003-03-26
I am part of the IMEL family,and I am verry interested in learning as much of our history as I can unfortunatley I dont have much info. my father is RONNIE NELSON IMEL and my grandfather was NELSON RENE IMEL.can some one please help me get a little farther back in time.THANKS A BUNCH G.IMEL

Name: Martha Olson <>
Date: 2003-03-25
My ancestors are Sophia Imel and William Strait. So enjoyed reading this history. Thanks all!

Name: B.T.Cage <cbradcage@aol.>
Date: 2003-02-11
searching for information and/or copies of photos
and legal documents for John Rankin Immell.
Any responses please e-mail me.
will pay willingly for these copies.
thank you, Bradley T. Cage


Name: Bradley T. Cage <cbradcage@aol.>
Date: 2003-02-10
I am one of many direct decdendants of Lorenzo Dow
Immell, have been looking for the book for several
years now with no luck!
Does anybody in the families have any idea how to
obtain a copy of this book?
Anybody in the families are invited to e-mail me
let me know what`s up, NEED the book bad, BRAD


Name: Joseph Russell Imel <>
Date: 2003-02-06
I would like to find out more about the family. I have read the stories of the Hessian solders, and know I am a decendent. I enjoyed reading the information on the web site.

Name: debi waala <>
Date: 2003-01-03
this is great!my husband is a descendant of peter immel and his son, william, in west bend, formerly barton, wis.his grandma was ernestine immel.we were thrilled to get more info on the family

Name: James Habel <>
Date: 2002-12-01
Very nice and informative site. A distant Immel here, 6th Great Grandson of Leonard Immel & Maria Burkhart.

Leonard Immel & Maria Burkhart
Barbara Immel & Henry Bentzel
David Bentzel & Elizabeth Meisenhelder
Mary Bentzel & George Wintermeyer
Elisabeth Wintermeyer & James Abel
Peter C Abel & Barbara Ruby
George C Abel & Ruth Anne Scott
Gloria Abel & James Habel Sr.
James Habel Jr. ( Me) & my wife Cynthia Helm

Have info on all the above lines, email me me if you need any. Again, thanks for the Immel info!!


Name: phyllis (bearden) johnson <>
Date: 2002-11-15
I have been trying to contact siblings to notify of biological fathers death, but first I have to find them. I see Ardith Becker who I am sure would have been one of my step mothers in your database. She had 3 children with my father Phillip W. Bearden who was born 11-15-1930 and died 11-14-2002. These would be some of my half siblings...Deborah (d. 1974); Royce (called Skeeter); and Cathy. I understood that after their divorce she served in the military and was stationed in Germany for an extended duty and that she also eventually remarried. We have had no contact or knowledge of them since my gmothers death. I know it's a long shot, but God's in the miracle business right? I'd love to hear from Ardith and her children and can be reached at

Name: Carol Coffelt St. Clair <>
Date: 2002-11-01
Great idea to publish this book on the "net". I have used this book as a source of help many times. This makes it a valuable source available to many. Thank you.

Name: Crystal Pettway <>
Date: 2002-11-01

While researching my family tree to write a paper in my Humanities class I came across your website. I was able to trace back to Henry Imel, Sr. whose son John had a son named Thomas King Imel, who had a daughter named Sarah Elizabeth Imel, who married Elias Newton Stults who had a son named Guy Stults who had a son named Glen Stults who had a son Larry Stults, who is my father. Whew! This is so fascinating to be able to go back this far. My assignment is to go back to when my family immigrated to America. Now I know! Your site has given me even more information. Thank you!


Name: Jan Dasher <>
Date: 2002-10-28
What a great site! I am researching the DASHER family and I'm wondering if your Margaret Disher could possibly have been Margaret Dasher, sister to Henry Dasher (Rev War Soldier) and Dau of Henry Dasher Sr who was a member of Coventry Church of Brethren, in PA? Would be thrilled to hear anyone's thoughts, yeah or nay, rule-in, or rule-out. Thanks.

Name: Lisa Ann Immel <>
Date: 2002-10-23
Anyone having info. about this family may contact me at the above E-mail address. Daughter of: Roy & Joanne Immel - Greensburg.

Name: John E. Immell <>
Date: 2002-10-17
I noticed the way my last name is spelled, is missing from this site. Years ago I had Velma Byrum Kellers's book for two evenings, to read.
Mine and my family tree were in the book, with our spelling. My cousins and I have tried to purchase this book, to no avail. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


Name: Nancy Jane Storm, Mollenhour <>
Date: 2002-09-04
I am very interested in the book. Please let me know how I can get one. James Dewey Storm, died in 1984, at Boca Raton,FL.

Name: Jean Corwin <>
Date: 2002-08-09
I am a descendant of Henry Imel/Margret Disher their son Henry Jr./ Anna Fulton daughter Mary Imel married to David Rugg son Aaron Rugg/Carline Linderman son John Wesley Rugg/ Anis Burnsworth etc.

Name: Michelle Stansbery <>
Date: 2002-08-06
Thanks for getting all this valuable in online. It has been a great resource.

Name: Pam Jost <>
Date: 2002-07-20
Very imformative! (Decendent of Henry Imel)

Name: Carla <>
Date: 2002-07-12
I have recently begun to trace my mother's family tree. She is one of twelve of Phillip Herman & Laura Miller of Ohio. My eldest uncle remember's much of the story of the brother's coming to America and many of the Immel's of Ohio and there history as well. He and my uncle's and grandfather are listed in this book and I have never been able to locate it to purchase it, this so far is great thank you for the help with the differeces and blunder's. Keep up the good work!!!!

Name: Medora Himel Hebert <>
Date: 2002-07-12
I am researching the Himel,Hymel,Immel, Emelle line. The first who settled in Louisiana on the German Coast was David Himel (married to Marie Anne Schantz in 1739 in St. Charles Parish, La.) son of Johann (Hans) Peter Immel (born ca. 1685) and Susanna from Ellrichhausen, Germany. Johann had four children: Bernard Immel, George Immel, Susanna Immel, and David Immel (Himel). I am having difficulty connecting my grandfather, Pierre Himel (born Nov.1879 or 1874) married to Ovilia Boudreaux on Civil October 28, 1896 and church June 18, 1899. There is very little known about my grandfather. According to his death certificate with St. Philomene Church in Labadieville, La. .. he died May 14, 1935 with parents listed as Ernest Himel and Mathilde Thibodeaux. State death certificate lists mother as unknown. I have found an Ernest Himel for this time period but, who was married to an Ursinee Thibodeaux. I have found no Mathilde Thibodeaux married to an Ernest Himel for this period. I have not found a Pierre Himel born to an Ursinee Thibodeaux. Anyone with any information please contact me. My father was Junius Joseph Himel (born October 5, 1908) married to Medora Hidalgo on January 23, 1929 in Labadieville, La.

Name: Zac Imel <>
Date: 2002-06-14
Website was very interesting. I've always heard my family was Pennslyvannia Dutch. However I'm unsure of the Connection. As far as I know most of my immediate has lived in Oklahoma for 80-100 years.

Name: bodhi imel <>
Date: 2002-06-03
thought i was the only one.

Name: Kathleen Nell Imel <>
Date: 2002-06-01

What a wonderful surprise to find this website !
Thank you.


Name: John J. Immel <>
Date: 2002-05-21
Wonderful site. Thanks for all you are doing to preserve our history.

Name: Duane Imel <>
Date: 2002-04-07
Keep up the good work. This site and all the info is great for those of us with little time to reserch thanks to every one for your hard work.
Henry Imel Sr. and Margaret Disher family line.


Name: Joy Kidder <>
Date: 2002-03-29
This was wonderful to visit. My grandmother was born Ethel Belle Imel and was a great lady. It's interesting to find out what stock we came from

Name: Nadine Immel <>
Date: 2002-03-15
Hello, I have married into the Immel name. I just wanted to tell you how very interesting it is to know about the long history behind the Immel name. I have passed on this link to the whole family! Thank you for all your hard work and research and for sharing your knowledge. -Nadine Immel

Name: Barbara Imel-Peterson <>
Date: 2002-03-13
I am looking for my fathers family Carl Imel
was born in Hutchinson,KS


Name: john j. immel <>
Date: 2002-02-20
I got on the internet to see if I could identify my Ggrandfather. I put my grandfather's name into RootsWeb and found a listing that matched what I knew. When I clicked on the link, it sent me to the Immel and Imel Families in America site and before I knew it I had found not only my Ggrandfather, but my ancestors back to my GGGGgrandfather!! Needless to say, I was speechless. Now I am working on my genealogy with zeal. Thank you for putting this info where I could find it and use it. Thanks to you I've been bitten by the genealogy bug.

Name: Rebecca Veselka <>
Date: 2002-02-02
This is a great sight thank you..I am a descendant of Peter Imel and Susanna Kirkwood.

Name: Tammy (Imel) Bayham <>
Date: 2002-01-23
I am a descentant of Henry Imel Sr. and Margaret Disher as follows: John, Nathaniel, John Micheal, John Cleveland, Harold Micheal, me!

Name: Lynn Sachs <>
Date: 2002-01-08
I am a descendant of Peter Imel through his son Thomas Imel and Thomas' daughter, Lydia dob 7/6/1817. I did not see her listed yet. The rest of the information is very helpful. Thanks

Name: Tammy Imel Bayham <>
Date: 2002-01-01
It is great to see this online - We have this book and it does need updated.

Name: Hugh Metcalf <>
Date: 2001-11-17
My Grfather was Wm. Julius Imme. I have been unable to locate his ancestry. He said they were from Bromberg, Germany in 1820 and settled in Lebanon Cty Pennsylvania. I thought he may have changed the spelling of his family name. Enjoyed the very informative Book Intro!!

Name: Lisa Imel <>
Date: 2001-11-07
I was just searching and I am interested in my background. I just saw this in a search and checked out the page. I am daughter of Richard and Barbara Imel of Illinois.


Name: David Limes <>
Date: 2001-10-30
I am the grandson of Nellie (Immel) Limes. I am happy to have found this site. I am doing geneology research on the Limes and Immel surnames, as well as some others.

Name: Cindy Immel <>
Date: 2001-10-27
Hi Everyone:
I noticed that most of the Immels here are Lutheran but my Immel ancestors are Catholic is there any other Immels out there that have Catholic Immels?


Date: 2001-10-22
Just would like to thank those responsible, for such a fine job done! I know many hours, and a lot of hard work was involved.

Name: Michael Summers <>
Date: 2001-10-14
I have recently taken an intrest in genelogy and was please to find this site. My Grandmother was Hilda Immel(Shoemaker); my mother is Norma Shoemaker(Summers). A very intresting site. Thank you.

Name: Travis Lee Imel <>
Date: 2001-09-25
I'm from Cortez, Colorado.
I now live in Madison Wisconsin.
DOB 8/6/1967


Name: Bill Anderson <>
Date: 2001-09-17
My Genealogy goes back to Peter Imel and Susanna Kirkwood. I am looking for any information about the Imel Reunion Association of Indiana. (Madison, Jefferson County).

Name: Dale M. Lupish <>
Date: 2001-08-30
Great web site. I have had fun browsing around. I am a decendant of Frederick Christian Immel grandson of Johann Jacob Immel & Eva Margaretha Schuuman of Rossfeld, Crailsheim, Wuerttemburg. Frederick married Madeline Carew (of the Cinnicinati Carew Towers fame) and one of their daughters, Clara, was my grandmother.

Lovely to know of other Immel Reseachers out there. There are so many and such confusion with the given names...

My best always, Dale


Name: John J. Immel <>
Date: 2001-08-23
Thanks for the info. I'll probably be back soon and often!

Name: Bobbie Hymel Wade <>
Date: 2001-08-22
I am a decendent of David Himel [Hymel] son of
Johannes Imel and Susanna. Enjoyed your site, great place to visit.


Name: Lily Freedlander <>
Date: 2001-08-20
My Great Grandfather's name was Herman Immel, born August 27, 1877 in Colfax Co., Nebraska. On the website I found on an IGI record that his parents are listed as Henry and a Katherine.
Herman Immel married Margaret Carroll on May 29th, 1901 in Platte Co. Nebraska. On the marriage certificate his parents are listed as Jacob and Catherine.

Research shows that these are the same Hermans. This I know. Also, Herman was rumored to have a brother John.

I found a Census record, 1900, from Colfax Co. Nebraska, that listed a John Immel, born in Nebraska, June of 1873, (no names of parents listed, it was not one of the Census questions), with birthplace of parents UN (I assumed it was Unknown). It lists him as a farmer, with a wife of one year, Clara, born 1879 in Nebraska, birthplace of parents listed as Germany.
Also listed on their record is an Albert Thompson, age 16, listed as a Farm Laborer.

Both John Immel amd Albert Thompson listed the birthplace of their parents as unknown. On the WHOLE census sheet, they were the only ones to do so. Most others said Germany. This is odd to me.

So I believe that this John Immel is the brother of Herman Immel. It is still a mystery whether their father's name was Henry or Jacob, maybe Jacob Henry or Henry Jacob. Because Herman's wife, Margaret Agnes Carroll, was born in Walnut, Bureau Co., Illinois, it leads me to suspect that Herman's parents, (Henry or Jacob and Catherine or Katherine) had connections in Bureau Co., Illinois and that he (Henry or Jacob) was one of the unknown brothers of Johannes Immel of Bureau Co. Illinois. Of course more research has to be done, just fishing for clues here. Please e-mail me with any puzzle pieces, even if they are speculation.

Great Grandfather Herman named his children
Raymond Edward, Leonard Joseph or Joseph Leonard, Walter, Lawrence Everett, Vincent Patrick, and Margaret Evelyn. Raymond was my Grandfather.

All family photos this line had were destroyed in a flooded garage in Sterling Colorado. We have no pictures or documents.


Name: Louise Shaw <>
Date: 2001-07-17
Thanks for the suggestions. I will look at your source & make adjustments - then try it. I can't imagine why DAR wouldn't want people to view comments that are always positive. :)


Name: F. A. Myers <>
Date: 2001-07-16
Wonderful site and very helpful soring out Immels.
We are looking for a Myers (Moyer/Mayer/Mires/ Meyer (possibly Peter) who married an Immel mid 1760's? They had a son Peter Myers, b. 1783, (Mayer in Wash. Co., MD marriages who married an Elizabeth Slice on Dec. 16, 1816. Peter & Elizabeth had 3 known children: Solomon, b. 1816,
Martin b. 1819, and Anna, b. 1821. The 2 sons went to Putnam Co., OH.

No other info known about the Myers/Immel marriage
other than it probably was in PA. They may have had a son John.


Name: a j wagner <>
Date: 2001-07-01
i found my great great grandfather(samuel immel, stark county, ohio) and family on the site. gave me a basis to begin searching my gg grandmother's line. thank you. ajw

Name: Charles Bauerle <>
Date: 2001-06-22
I am also a decendant of Peter imel thru his son Tomas Walter Imel

Name: Nannette Webster-Amador <>
Date: 2001-06-18
Jenny Immel Ruley and James Ruley listed had several children, not just Mary Alice Elizabeth. My great grandmother, Carrie Bell Ruley Morris was the youngest. She was born in 1/1/1878 and died in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1961. Her husband's name was Patrick Henry Morris, born in 1874 and died in 1955, also in Stillwater. They had one child who survived, a daughter, Pauline Ruley Morris Wood, born 3/18/1900 in Helena, Oklahoma. In 1917, the family moved from Helena, Oklahoma, to Stillwater, Oklahoma to permit Pauline to attend Oklahoma A. & M., now Oklahoma State University. While in Stillwater, the Morrises initially clerked in Katz Department Store and later opened their own store, "Morris Style Shop" which sold ladies ready-to-wear. In 1929, they sold out as a result of the depression, leaving the premises with $5.00 to their name. They supported themselves by renting rooms to college students. Their house at 123 West Maple in Stillwater had four bedrooms and one bath upstairs which they rented. Carrie charged each renter $.25 a meal and washed and ironed their clothes and their sheets for a price. She also catered meals for local clubs, painted china, canned, made her own soap, crocheted table clothes and other linens, kept chickens, and made quilts. She credited her routine of taking a nap for 30 minutes a day as the source of her energy. Eventually, Patrick Morris was able to locate a job as a night clerk in a hotel in Stillwater. With all their work, they paid for their house.

Pauline Ruley Morris Wood graduated in 1922 and was a "Redskin Beauty" at Oklahoma A & M. Her photo is in the 1922 yearbook (The Redskin). She majored in French and was a Phi Beta Kappa. She and her friend started the Beta Mu sorority which later affiliated with Chi Omega; Pauline was a charter member and president of the Chi Omega Corporation in Stillwater for many years. Pauline died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1976.

Pauline married Sylvan Rupert Wood on 6/1/1922. He was born on April 9, 1895 in Marshall, Minnesota, and had come to Stillwater to work on his Masters' Degree in Chemistry. The two met at a party. Both had come with someone else, and when they were introduced, neither hardly spoke to the person with whom s/he had come to the party; they only had eyes for each other. They had one daughter, Carrie Morrisine Wood, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on 3/19/1923. She married Philip Prescott Chandler, born Merrill, Wisconsin 7/27/1924, on February 9, 1945. Their first child, Philip Prescott Chandler II was born on November 4, 1945, while Philip, his father, was an Ensign in the U.S. Navy serving as a gunnery officer on an ocean going landing craft, an LSM in the Pacific. Carrie and Philip graduated from Oklahoma A & M in 1948. She majored in English and minored in Spanish, and Philip majored in Geology. In 1950, they moved to Norman, Oklahoma. Philip was a graduate assistant in the Geology Department and working on his Master's Degree. Their daughter, Nannette Wood Chandler, was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, 6/14/1950. Later, the family moved back to Stillwater. Philip taught Geology and Morrisine gave birth to Christopher Patrick Chandler on 4/14/1953. Morrisine finished her Master's in English and taught in the English department at Oklahoma A & M until 1961 when the family moved to Oklahoma City. Philip became the Director of Oklahoma State University Technical Institute. Morrisine taught English at Central State College in Edmond, later Central State University, and now University of Central Oklahoma. Philip retired in 1983. Morrisine retired in 1993.

Philip Prescott Chandler II (Phil) married Loretta Verl Bollschweiler (Verl). They have had a extremely varied life. Phil graduated from St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1968. He earned a Ph.D in History of Science from the University of California in San Diego; a Ph.D in Political Science/Government from the University of Dallas in 1998, and a J.D. from the University of South Dakota in 2001. Phil speaks fluent French, Spanish, and German as well as ancient Greek and Latin. Verl earned a Ph.D in Philosophy from Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of South Dakota in 2000. Obviously, they have lived all over the United States and in Europe. They have four children, Catilin, Siobhan, Rhiannon, and Natheniel. Catilin and her husband, Dorian, are the parents of identical twin daughters, and one son.

Nannette Wood Chandler graduated from what is now the University of Central Oklahom in 1973 and taught school. She and her first husband, Kennith Wayne Webster, divorced, and she earned a J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1980. She and her second husband have one daughter, Victoria, born 12/7/1988. Nannette is an Administrative Law Judge for the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission.

Chris Chandler graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 with a degree in English. He married Pam Staton in 1977 and they have two sons, Aaron Prescott and Patrick Hampton. Chris attended the Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri before returning to Fort Worth, Texas, to accept a position in Human Resources with the Osteopathic College. He was then Director of Human Resources at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, and is presently Director of Human Resources for Austin College in Sherman, Texas.


Name: duane imel <>
Date: 2001-06-01
This is a great site I havent seen much yet but I will be back. Keep up the great work.
Duane Imel
My Father-Floyd Imel his father-Harold Imel,his father-(I'm still learning)


Name: Karen (KRADLE)Greening <>
Date: 2001-05-19
My g.grandparents were J.R. Imel 1859-1923 and his wife Mary C

Name: Barbara Imel-Peterson <>
Date: 2001-05-04
Carl Imel, Vira Philbrick Parents Virgil
Imel, Dolly Parker Grandparents


Name: Lois Immel Salvatora <>
Date: 2001-04-27
Many thanks for putting this online! I had read in a letter sent to my father that a book had been written. When visiting the Univ. of Wisconsin in Madison last year I found a copy at the Wisconsin State Historical society. Of course I noted everything which pertained to my family group. But I live in Pa. and won't be traveling to Wisconsin again soon. Now i can recheck info from this copy online. I am decended from Johannes Immel and his wife Elizabeth Feightner. Love to chat with anyone else in this twig. Thanks Lois Immel Salvatora

Name: Amy Immel <>
Date: 2001-04-20
I was curious to see if there was any information about my surname....I believe my parents have the book Ms. Keller wrote...

Name: Claude Villee <>
Date: 2001-03-18
Very nice website! I am descended from Jacob Immel of Manor Township, Lancaster, PA (one of the smaller branches of the Immel tree!).

Name: Dee Stamps <>
Date: 2001-03-13
My paternal grandmother was Lillie Kansas Immel m. Johann Huenneke.

Name: Christine Jermain Huntley <>
Date: 2001-03-02
I've just started scanning the internet in information regarding my Immel heritage. My grandfather was Howard W. Immel who lived in Fond du Lac, WI then in Green Bay, WI. I would like to get in contact with those related to me. Looking forward to learning more history. Great site and Thanks!

Name: Phillip A. Becker <>
Date: 2001-02-19
I'm trying to contact three cousins that I have not seen in 35 years; Ardith Marie, Richard and LaNin Becker. They are children of Immagene (Genie) Immel and Richard Becker. If anyone knows how to contact these cousins and can please pass my e-mail address on - I'd be very grateful. Thanks - Phil Becker;

Name: Gary Lee Imel <>
Date: 2001-02-16
It's nice to know there are more of us (Imel's) out there.

Name: Marty Imel Shumaker <>
Date: 2001-02-13
I couldn't get into the site. Maybe it's my computer. But I am grateful you are doing this. My brother has the book but I don't and will be grateful to have it when you are finished. Thanks!

Name: John & Nancy Imel <>
Date: 2001-02-09
My husband John is a decendent of of Henry Imel Sr. & Margaret Disher. It is great to see that the Imel book will be availble to all interested researchers! Thank You, Nancy & John Imel

Name: Michael R. Reilly <>
Date: 2001-02-09
Descendant of Appolonia Immel and William J. Miller, both of West Bend, Wisconsin. William was my greatgrandfather. See for links to family pages.

Name: Dee Stamps <>
Date: 2001-02-03
My grandmother was Lillie Kansas Immel b. 1876, her parents were Henry Imel b. 1848 and Drucilla Farlow b. 1850.

Name: Kathleen J. Immel <>
Date: 2001-01-27
Anything to do with family has my attention. I to have an Immel website and will forever be working on it. Thank you all so much for this page!

Name: Lily Freedlander <>
Date: 2001-01-24
Thank God for the Mormons. I did find a little more about Herman Immel in their IGI records...if it is my Greatgrandfather. They list a Herman Immel, born August 27th, Colfax (County I think they mean), Nebraska. His dad was Henry Immel, his mom was just listed as Katherine. The IGI record for Henry B. Immel is a marriage listing, for Henry and Catherine Stauffer, in 1859, in Millersville, Lancaster (County), Pa. Then there was an IGI birth listing for Catherine Stauffer, born Sept. 10, 1824 to a Christian and Christina (Ensminger) Stauffer in York, Pa. So I checked an Ensminger gen. page and verified that this was accurate (up to and including marrying a Henry Immel. But in doing the math, Catherine would have been 53 years old when she had Greatgrandfather Herman. Because of this and the difference in the K and C in the spelling of Katherine/Catherine, along with the lack of maiden name for Katherine on the IGI birth record of Herman Immel, I am not convinced. Any help out there? Am I supposed to keep these messages short? Lily

Name: Liliy Freedlander <>
Date: 2001-01-24
Here is some more info regarding the search for the heritage of my Greatgrandfather Herman Immel: His name MIGHT have been Edward Herman Immel. He and his wife (Margaret Carroll Immel) named their children Raymond Edward, Leonard Joseph, Walter, Lawrence Everett, Vincent Patrick and Margaret Evelyn. Other information I have found (but has not been verified) is that Herman had a brother John. Another bit of vague info is that Herman's father died an

Name: Lily Freedlander <>
Date: 2001-01-23
I am looking for info on my Greatgrandfather, Herman Immel, who married Margaret Agnes Carroll on 5/28/1901 in Platte Co., Nebraska. The info I have, drawn up by lawyers because of an estate settlement, says that Margaret Carroll was born 8/7/1878 in Walnut Co., Ill. There is no Walnut Co. There is a Walnut in Bureau Co. Perhaps she met Herman Immel in Bureau Co. Perhaps Herman is a descendant of the unknown brothers of Johannes Immel who was born 1808 in Germany and died Feb.18th 1889 in Bureau Co. Ill. I am continuing to track down clues. As people tell it, my Greatgrandfather Herman wasn't much of a talker.

Name: Halaina Imel <>
Date: 2001-01-12
The site is looking good...I am a descendent of Peter Imel, and am looking forward to reading the information she has in the book. I did not know the book existed til today. Thanks for all the great information. Halaina

Date: 2001-01-01
This is my first attempt to access Immel family information and I am delighted to have found this site. I had some sense of a Pennsylvania history but had no idea that there were Immels in the US dating back to Revolutionary War (Hessian mercenaries or not). However, I believe that my grandfather may have come from Germany right before WW1 as I have been told that German was spoken in the home until the war.

Name: Harold Himel <>
Date: 2000-12-09
I am working on the Himel Family Line. I have found the spelling varied through the years. We have Emelle,Immel.Himel,and Hymel in our family records.The first being David Immel who settled on the german coast of Louisian in the 1700's. would like to hear from anyone with ties to my family.

Name: Hendrik Immel <>
Date: 2000-11-24
I'm looking for informations of the following Immel's

Hellwig Immel, *21.2.1847 Erksdorf, Germany
Johannes Immel, *25.8.1851 Erksdorf, Germany
Johann Valentin Immel, * 24.11.1854 Erksdorf Germany
They are three brothers who emmigrated to the USA in the 1860/1870

Further I'm looking for
John Immel
He lived in before 1966 at the following address:

John Immel
Route 5, Sidney USA

Perhaps you could place these inquiries under "researchers".

Thank in advance!


Name: Jill Immel <>
Date: 2000-10-31
I was just wondering if anyone has any information on the Immel's living in Washington County, Ohio. My dad's family is from there. I could share any info I have. It goes back as far as George Immel married to Susan Langford(sp?). Thanks!



Name: Sandy Williams <>
Date: 2000-10-21
This is a great web site. I am decended from Peter Imel, Samuel Imel his wife Susannah Black, Henry Imel his wife Hannah White, Thomas Jefferson Imel wife Elizabeth Beeman, Nona Imel. Nona is my grandmother.I have pictures of Henry Imel, Thomas Jefferson Imel, and Nona Imel Caulkins,Anderson. I have seen the book at the Iowa Genealogical Library but do not have a copy. Thanks for all your hard work,Chris.

Name: Donnagene Neal Dougherty <>
Date: 2000-08-29
I have a copy of the book. I'm on page 287.
If anyone is going to put this page on the
webpage please contact me first. There are a
lot of mistakes. One is the spelling of my first name.


Name: Donnagene Neal Dougherty <>
Date: 2000-08-29
Great idea!

Name: Dee Stamps <>
Date: 2000-08-24
My first message was too short. This site is great. Saves a lot of time. My Dad, Eugene Huenneke is 91 years young born in St.Louis, MO. His parents were John (Johann Huenneke from Paderborn, Germany) and Lillie Kansas Immel dau. of Henry Immel and Drusilla/Drucilla Farlow from Indiana.

Name: Marcy <>
Date: 2000-08-04
Great Site!! I am a descendant from Henry Imel and Margaret Disher, their son Henry Jr.Imel who married Anna Fulton, their son Jacob Imel who married Mary Jane Steyer, their daughter, Julia Ann Imel who married Hiram Shaffer.

Name: Ina Pryor <>
Date: 2000-07-31
I admire what you are doing for the Imel family. I am descended from Henry Imel, Sr. and Margaret Disher, through the Henry Fulton Imel family. My grandfather was Franklin B. Imel, and I have a lot of information on the Henry Fulton Family.

Name: Sara Lee Imel Madden <>
Date: 2000-07-30
3503 Harpers Ferry Drive, Stockton, CA 95219. I have a copy of the orriginal book. The Email address is my son's. I am currently searching for Clark, Jones, Bragg connections.

Name: Dave Clarke <>
Date: 2000-07-14
Looking forward to the Henry Imel transcriptions, as I am descended from that line.

Name: John Carey <>
Date: 2000-06-28
Thanks for such a great site!!! Just started on "my" Immels & found this site and WOW, didn't take long to get alot of info I didn't have. Thanks, again.

Name: Kay Phillips <>
Date: 2000-06-19
I am a descendant of one of the Hessian mercenary soldiers who fought for the British during the Revolutionary War. Peter Imel was my ancestor. My grandfather, Rufus Imel, was born in Kansas in 1908.

Name: Joann Betschart <>
Date: 2000-06-12
I'm a descendant of Johann Immel and Juliana Zink, who came to Texas ca. 1891/1892. He was descended from Bernhard Peter Immel (b. ca. 1695 in Silz, Pfalz, Germany).

Name: Celia Hartmann <>
Date: 2000-05-18
Hi! Nice website! I'm researching my mother's line out of Holmes and Wayne County, Ohio. They are not part of this book, as they were much later immigrants. But I thought I'd sign the guestbook, as perhaps there are others out there who cannot make a connection to the book.

I descend from Georg Leonhard Immel b. 11 Dec 1791 in Schönbronn, Crailsheim District, Württemberg, Germany and his wife Maria Dorothea Meger b. 8 Jun 1796 in Burleswagon, Crailsheim, Württemberg, Germany. They came to America (to Holmes County, Ohio) about 1840 with two young sons, Georg Michael (b. 1825) and Johann George "John G." (b. 1831). Have the line back two more generations from Georg Leonhard in Germany. There is at least one other Immel line in Holmes County, that we feel is related but not sure how (yet!): Leonhard Michael & Regina Rosina Immel (They came from Wallhausen, Gerabronn District, Germany to Holmes County about 1853).

Anyone out there related to these Holmes County Ohio lines? Love to hear from you!

--Celia Hartmann or


Name: Robert G. Mascho <>
Date: 2000-05-16
I am a descendant of Henry Imel and Margaret Kiser through their daughter Eliza Imel. She married John Elston 1 August 1833 in Wayne County, Indiana. Their daughter, Margaret Jane Elston Mascho, was my great grandmother. I Have the Immel and Imel Families in America book; but at the time written, nothing was known of Eliza Imel.

Name: Carrol J. Martin <>
Date: 2000-05-04
I've heard about this book from other newly found cousins. Glad to see it will eventually be online. I am descended from Henry Imel and Margaret Disher. I am also researching my son-in-laws family. His surname is "Imel". I do not know if the families connect or not. Hopefully this book and the contacts I am making will help. I am willing to trade any information that I have with other family members. Thanks for your hard work those of you who are doing the data-entry.

Name: Sherri Imel Iman <>
Date: 2000-04-29
I am a descendant of Henry Imel, Sr. and Margaret Disher through their son, John.

Name: Kathleen Joanne Immel <>
Date: 2000-04-08
I've tried to find a copy of this book with no success. I'm thrilled to know it will be online. My Immel tree has now grown from 40 to 2,030! Fun Fun!!

Name: Kim Rose <>
Date: 2000-04-04
My great grandmother is Vera Mae Immel Lamon who is still living at the age of 96 in Oklahoma. I truly appreciate all the work that has went into this website. I am just beginning to research my family roots and found a lot of information. I would be glad to add my families information also. Feel free to contact me.

Name: J. Richard Lee <>
Date: 2000-03-27
I am happy to see this on the web. I am related to Peter Imel and have a printed copy of this book im my possession. My brother, Lou, helped the author with the research for this book. His picture appears in the book. I would be happy to reply to any one who has an interest in the Imel family. J. R. Lee

Name: Orin L. Mueller <>
Date: 2000-03-24
Fascinating! My grandmother's name was
Mabel Immel (Dotyville, or Fond du Lac, WI.)
On my mom's side, My grandfather was
John Kirschenstein (Son of Henry (Bullbock?)
Grandma: Loretta (Hageman) Kirschenstein!
WOULD love to hear from other Immels, Kirschensteins (especially- SO very few) Or
Muellers (Millers) Mullers with the Umlout!
THanks! Orin Lee Mueller :-)


Name: Marty Imel Shumaker <>
Date: 2000-03-13
I would love to be added to your mailing list. I might be able to help with the book. Contact me.

Name: Sally (Imel) Junker <>
Date: 2000-03-13
Chris, you have done a fantastic job on the Imel website....know from experience what a job it is. I would like to help as a volunteer if you want to contact me.

Name: Chris Hankins <>
Date: 2000-03-11
Welcom to the On-Line Edition of Velma Byrum Keller's 1974 "Immel and Imel Families in America". This web site is in its infancy, and volunteers are needed to help transcribe and proofread the data from the book. If you would like to participate, please contact me at the above email address.

If you'd just like to look around - be my guest, and enjoy yourself! Check back often for updates!!