Biography of George Thiel
Mifflin Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

GEORGE THIEL was born in Luxemburg, Germany, Nov. 11, 1828. He is a son of Lawrence and Catharine (Wynande) Thiel, who were the parents of eighteen children. Our subject was married to Susanna Bricher in Echternach, August 11, 1849. In 1854, he emigrated to America, being 114 days at sea with half rations for many days, and three days with nothing to eat or drink. His wife and two children crossed the water in the fall of the same year. suffering shipwreck, from the effects of which the children both died. Mr. Thiel located first in Seneea County, but six years later purchased land in this county, now owning 258 acres. His children by his first wife are Ferdinand, born November 1, 1858; Stephen, March 22, 1861; Henry A., November 16, 1863. Mrs. Thiel died August 1, 1865, and Mr. Thiel was married, November 24, 1865, to Anna Bantz, daughter of John and Mary A. (Lusch) Bantz. The children by this marriage are George S., born August 28, 1866; Edward, March 11, 1870; Catharine, November 25, 1871; Mary, May 28, 1873; Paul, July 18, 1875; John, March 3, 1878; Susanna, January 30, 1880; Peter, April 11, 1883. Mr. Thiel is a Democrat and member of the Catholic Church.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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