Rigel Family Genealogy

Generation 1

  1. JOHN JACOB1 RIEGEL was born on 10 Dec 1751 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1834 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married (1) MARY MARGARET OVERPECK. She was born in 1751. He married (2) WILHEMINA RIEGEL in 1774. She was born in 1755. She died on 30 Oct 1798 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

    John Jacob Riegel and Mary Margaret Overpeck had the following children:

    1. i. SUSANNAH2 RIEGAL (daughter) was born in 1792 in Northampton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. She died in Sep 1850 in Madison, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She married JOHN BESECKER on 24 Nov 1808 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, son of Johann Jacob Biesecker and Catherine Geres. He was born on 12 Nov 1787 in Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He died on 06 May 1872 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin.

      ii. BENJAMIN RIEGEL (son) was born on 05 Dec 1794 in Indian Creek, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1875 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.

    John Jacob Riegel and Wilhemina Riegel had the following children:

      iii. HENRY RIEGEL (son) was born on 30 Aug 1777 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He died on 30 Dec 1868 in Tinicum, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

      iv. GEORGE RIEGEL (son) was born on 13 Jan 1780 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He died on 29 Aug 1834 in Williams, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

      v. ELIZABETH RIEGEL (daughter) was born on 11 Oct 1781 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She died on 23 Apr 1857.

      vi. JACOB RIEGEL (son) was born on 25 Dec 1783 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He died on 01 Feb 1854 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

      vii. ABRAHAM RIEGEL (son) was born on 18 Jan 1784 in Rehrersburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1875 in Pennsylvania.

    1. viii. JOHN JACOB JR RIEGEL (son) was born on 18 Jan 1789 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He died on 01 May 1863 in Warren, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married JEMIMA ELLIOTT, daughter of Edward Elliot and Mary Turnbull. She was born on 26 Apr 1783 in Virginia. She died on 19 Oct 1854 in Ohio.

      ix. JOHN ADAM RIEGEL (son) was born on 02 Sep 1784 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He died on 01 May 1863 in Warren, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

Generation 2

  1. SUSANNAH2 RIEGAL (John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in 1792 in Northampton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. She died in Sep 1850 in Madison, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She married JOHN BESECKER on 24 Nov 1808 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, son of Johann Jacob Biesecker and Catherine Geres. He was born on 12 Nov 1787 in Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He died on 06 May 1872 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin.
  2. John Besecker and Susannah Riegal had the following children:

      i. JACOB3 BIESECKER (son) was born on 21 Oct 1809 in Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He died in Oct 1850 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

      ii. MARIAH BIESECKER (daughter) was born in 1811.

    1. iii. CATHERINE BIESECKER (daughter) was born on 17 Nov 1811 in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. She died on 08 Nov 1901 in Buffalo, Wisconsin. She married PETER ALT. He was born about 1798 in Baden.

      iv. LUCINDA BESECKER (daughter) was born in 1812.

      v. JOHN BESECKER (son) was born in 1813.

      vi. SARAH SALLY BIESECKER (daughter) was born in 1815.

      vii. SUSAN BIESECKER (daughter) was born on 01 Oct 1816 in Northhampton, Pennsylvania. She died on 22 May 1894 in Madisonville, Pennsylvania.

    1. viii. HENRY RANSBURY BIESECKER (son) was born on 02 Jan 1827 in Madisonville, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He died on 02 Feb 1919 in Stroud, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) JULIA ANN EDINGER. She was born in 1830. He married (2) CATHERINE JANE EDINGER. She was born on 09 Nov 1835 in Hamilton, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She died on 12 Oct 1899 in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  1. JOHN JACOB JR2 RIEGEL (John Jacob1 ) was born on 18 Jan 1789 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He died on 01 May 1863 in Warren, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married JEMIMA ELLIOTT, daughter of Edward Elliot and Mary Turnbull. She was born on 26 Apr 1783 in Virginia. She died on 19 Oct 1854 in Ohio.

    John Jacob Jr Riegel and Jemima Elliott had the following children:

    1. i. JOHN3 RIGGLE (son) was born in 1802. He married CATHERINE. She was born in 1804. She died after 1880 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

      ii. PHILLIP A RIGGLE (son) was born on 10 Dec 1804 in Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. He died on 13 Jul 1874 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio.

      iii. WILLAMENIA RIGGLE (daughter) was born on 30 Aug 1808 in Pennsylvania. She died on 11 Aug 1898 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

    2. iv. JEREMIAH RIGEL (son) was born on 14 Jun 1810 in Harrison City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He died on 26 Mar 1896 in South English, Keokuk County, Iowa. He married (1) ELIZABETH HUFFMAN HARVEY on 14 Nov 1864 in Allen County, Ohio, daughter of George Huffman and Ann Young. She was born on 21 Apr 1831 in Rockingham County, Virginia. She died on 14 May 1916 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. He married (2) ANN BARBARA STOODY on 24 Mar 1833 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, daughter of George Stoody and Ann Barbara Shuster. She was born on 24 Mar 1812 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. She died on 03 Jan 1865 in Delaware, Defiance County, Ohio.

      v. JACOB W RIGGLE (son) was born on 10 Jul 1812 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He died on 31 Oct 1887 in Warren, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married MARY J. RIGGLE. She was born about 1840 in Ohio.

      vi. ELIZABETH RIGGLE (daughter) was born on 17 Nov 1812 in Ohio. She died on 09 Sep 1889 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

      vii. WILLIAM RIGGLE (son) was born in 1816 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

    3. viii. ISAAC T RIGGLE (son) was born in Apr 1820 in Tuscarawas, Ohio. He died on 08 Mar 1914 in Guernsey, Ohio. He married CHARITY DILLION PARLETT. She was born on 15 Mar 1844 in Ohio. She died in 1912 in Millwood, Guernsey County, Ohio.

      ix. BENJAMIN RIGGLE (son) was born in 1821 in Ohio.

    4. x. ADAM RIGGLE (son) was born in Sep 1825 in Ohio. He married ELISABETH RIGGLE in 1896 in Ohio. She was born in Mar 1826 in Ohio.

Generation 3

  1. CATHERINE3 BIESECKER (Susannah2 Riegal, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 17 Nov 1811 in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. She died on 08 Nov 1901 in Buffalo, Wisconsin. She married PETER ALT. He was born about 1798 in Baden.

    Peter Alt and Catherine Biesecker had the following children:

      i. HENRY4 ALT (son) was born in 1833 in Madison, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

      ii. JOHN W D ALT (son) was born in 1835 in Madison, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

      iii. S A ALT (daughter) was born in 1838 in Madison, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

      iv. MARY C ALT (daughter) was born in 1844 in Madison, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

      v. ALVIRA ALT (daughter) was born in 1850 in Madison, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

  2. HENRY RANSBURY3 BIESECKER (Susannah2 Riegal, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 02 Jan 1827 in Madisonville, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He died on 02 Feb 1919 in Stroud, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) JULIA ANN EDINGER. She was born in 1830. He married (2) CATHERINE JANE EDINGER. She was born on 09 Nov 1835 in Hamilton, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She died on 12 Oct 1899 in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

    Henry Ransbury Biesecker and Julia Ann Edinger had the following child:

    1. i. ALICE MATHILDA4 BIESECKER (daughter) was born on 09 Aug 1856 in Cherry Valley, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She died on 26 Mar 1932 in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She married CHESTER H SWARTZ on 24 Mar 1879 in Cherry Valley, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. He was born on 03 Nov 1853 in Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He died on 17 Nov 1935 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

    Henry Ransbury Biesecker and Catherine Jane Edinger had the following children:

      ii. JOHN L. BIESECKER (son) was born about 1861 in Pennsylvania.

      iii. EDGAR W. BIESECKER (son) was born about 1866 in Pennsylvania.

      iv. CHARLES N. BIESECKER (son) was born about 1869 in Pennsylvania.

    1. v. LIZZIE E BIESECKER (daughter) was born in Jul 1871 in Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She married WILLIAM H MERRING in 1893. He was born about 1869 in Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

      vi. BERTON H. BIESECKER (son) was born about 1877 in Pennsylvania.

  3. JOHN3 RIGGLE (John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in 1802. He married CATHERINE. She was born in 1804. She died after 1880 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

    John Riggle and Catherine had the following children:

      i. LEVI4 RIGGLE (son) was born about 1841 in Pennsylvania. He died after 1890.

      ii. WILLIAM RIGGLE (son) was born in 1844 in Lycoming County Pennsylvania.

      iii. MARY ELIZABETH RIGGLE (daughter) was born on 16 Jun 1846 in Pennsylvania. She died on 30 Apr 1933 in Mifflin, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

  4. JEREMIAH3 RIGEL (John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 14 Jun 1810 in Harrison City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He died on 26 Mar 1896 in South English, Keokuk County, Iowa. He married (1) ELIZABETH HUFFMAN HARVEY on 14 Nov 1864 in Allen County, Ohio, daughter of George Huffman and Ann Young. She was born on 21 Apr 1831 in Rockingham County, Virginia. She died on 14 May 1916 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. He married (2) ANN BARBARA STOODY on 24 Mar 1833 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, daughter of George Stoody and Ann Barbara Shuster. She was born on 24 Mar 1812 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. She died on 03 Jan 1865 in Delaware, Defiance County, Ohio.

    Notes for Jeremiah Rigel: I have found the following info from Harrison County, Ohio: Purchaser Year Date Residence R T S RIGEL, Jacob Jr. (Y) 1821 Aug. 03 Harrison County, Ohio 07 15 31 CD 314: RIGEL, George State: Ohio County: Harrison Location: Short Creek TWP Year: 1820 Page#: 027 Elizabeth's obit has his death as March 18, 1896

    Riggle, Jerry farmer, Sec. 17; South English

    Notes for Elizabeth Huffman Harvey: Faye Rigel said Grandma Rigel (Nettie Jane) told her that Elisabeth was married before. She did say her other husband's name was Harvey, and said she had 2 boys by him. That the boys and him died in a well of poison gas.

    Jeremiah Rigel and Elizabeth Huffman Harvey had the following children:

    1. i. ANNA AMANDA4 RIGEL (daughter of Jeremiah Rigel and Elizabeth Huffman Harvey) was born on 13 Jul 1862 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio. She died on 28 Oct 1923 in Toledo, Lincoln County, Oregon. She married RUSH LINCOLN MOFFIT on 19 Oct 1880 in Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky (19 Oct 1880 in Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky), son of John Moffit and Elizabeth Berry. He was born on 23 Sep 1858 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. He died on 03 Jan 1934 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon.

      ii. SUSAN ELIZABETH RIGEL (daughter) was born on 06 Jun 1865 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio. She died on 19 Nov 1874 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. She was unmarried when she died at a young age.

    2. iii. DANIEL S RIGEL (son) was born on 06 Mar 1867 in North English, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 16 Apr 1947 in Cave Junction, Josephine County, Oregon. He married NETTIE JANE MILLER on 16 Oct 1892 in Church of the Brethren North English, Ia, daughter of Noah Miller and Frances Lowe Bowman. She was born on 11 Apr 1874 in North English, Iowa County, Iowa. She died on 26 May 1954 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

      iv. INFANT RIGEL (son) was born in 1869 in Kinross, Keokuk County, Iowa. He died in 1869 in Kinross, Keokuk County, Iowa.

    3. v. CHARLES A. RIGEL (son) was born on 02 Aug 1870 in Kinross, Keokuk County, Iowa. He died in 1907 in Kinross, Keokuk County, Iowa.
    4. vi. DAVID BOOTH RIGEL (son) was born on 25 Jul 1873 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 17 Nov 1950 in Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon. He married DOLLIE JANE THOMAS, daughter of James P Thomas and Mary Ann Wheeler. She was born on 04 Oct 1880 in Bates County, Missouri. She died on 02 Jul 1922 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

    Notes for Ann Barbara Stoody: George Stoody b: 21 JUN 1774. Ann Barbara Shuster b: 28 SEP 1777 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

    Jeremiah Rigel and Ann Barbara Stoody had the following children:

      vii. ADAM RIGEL (son) was born in 1836 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

      viii. ISRAEL RIGEL (son) was born in 1838 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married ANNA RIGEL. She was born about 1850 in Ohio.

      ix. JEMINIA RIGEL (daughter) was born in 1840 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

    1. x. ISAAC RIGEL (son) was born on 05 Nov 1841 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He died on 15 Oct 1915 in Hicksville, Defiance County, Ohio. He married REBECCA A. KINTNER in 1867. She was born on 05 May 1848 in Crawford County, Ohio. She died on 27 Jun 1937 in Hicksville, Ohio.

      xi. ELIZABETH RIGEL (daughter) was born in 1845 in Defiance County, Ohio.

      xii. BARBARA RIGEL (daughter) was born in 1847 in Defiance County, Ohio.

      xiii. JACOB S. RIGEL (son) was born on 25 Sep 1848. He died on 16 Oct 1934 in Hicksville, Defiance County, Ohio.

      xiv. JEREMIAH RIGEL (son) was born in Nov 1851 in Defiance County, Ohio. He died on 28 Aug 1938 in Hickesville, Ohio. He married MARY RIGEL in 1894. She was born in Oct 1855 in Ohio.

      xv. MARTHA RIGEL (daughter) was born in 1852 in Defiance, Ohio.

    2. xvi. JOHN RIGEL (son) was born in 1853 in Defiance, Ohio. He died in 1870. He married LOUISA E. REEK in Sherman Twp., Mason County, Michigan, daughter of William Reek and Barbra A Reek. She was born about 1850 in Prussia.
    3. xvii. JANE RIGEL (daughter) was born on 28 Sep 1853 in Defiance, Ohio. She died on 24 Apr 1935 in Miami, Miami, Indiana. She married (1) JOSHUA POTTS "UNCLE JOFF" COFFING on 04 Apr 1882 in Miami County, Indiana, son of Thomas Davis Coffing and Sophia McDaniel. He was born on 09 Nov 1849 in Delaware County, Ohio. He died on 19 Jan 1935 in Fulton County, Indiana. She married (2) JAMES ALLEN LICHTY about 1872. He was born in 1850. He died on 05 Jun 1880.

  5. ISAAC T3 RIGGLE (John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in Apr 1820 in Tuscarawas, Ohio. He died on 08 Mar 1914 in Guernsey, Ohio. He married CHARITY DILLION PARLETT. She was born on 15 Mar 1844 in Ohio. She died in 1912 in Millwood, Guernsey County, Ohio.

    Isaac T Riggle and Charity Dillion Parlett had the following children:

      i. ANNIE4 RIGGLE (daughter) was born in Ohio.

    1. ii. GEORGE WILLIAM RIGGLE (son) was born on 06 Oct 1863 in Uhrichsville, Ohio. He died on 06 Jan 1954 in Orange, Orange County, California. He married AMY MAY HENDERSON in 1888. She was born on 26 Jul 1867 in Johnson County, Indiana. She died on 25 May 1940 in Orange, Orange County, California.

    2. iii. LAURA ALWILDA REIGLE (daughter) was born in Feb 1870 in Dark, Ohio. She died on 04 Jun 1925 in Henry, Ohio. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON CLARK on 02 Sep 1886 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio, son of John Kimmel Clark and Charity Rose Cattell. He was born on 10 Oct 1867 in Washington, Paulding County, Ohio. He died on 04 Mar 1937 in Wayne, Wayne County, Indiana.

      iv. LENA RIGGLE (daughter) was born in 1887 in Ohio. She married TILLEY.

  6. ADAM3 RIGGLE (John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in Sep 1825 in Ohio. He married ELISABETH RIGGLE in 1896 in Ohio. She was born in Mar 1826 in Ohio.

    Adam Riggle and Elisabeth Riggle had the following children:

      i. JOSEPH H4 RIGGLE (son) was born in Oct 1852 in Ohio. He died on 09 Oct 1921 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

      ii. SARAH J RIGGLE (daughter) was born in 1854 in Ohio.

      iii. REESE RIGGLE (son) was born about 1857 in Ohio.

      iv. WILLIAM F RIGGLE (son) was born in 1858 in Ohio.

      v. JAMES HARVEY RIGGLE (son) was born in 1860 in Ohio. He died in 1894 in Tuscarawas, Ohio.

      vi. MARY B. RIGGLE (daughter) was born about 1862 in Ohio. She died in 1930 in Warren, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

      vii. ELISABETH A RIGGLE (daughter) was born in Jan 1864 in Ohio. She married JACOB TRUMAN.

      viii. THOMAS W RIGGLE (son) was born in Jan 1864 in Ohio. He died on 24 Nov 1934 in Ohio. He married MARGARET EMMA RIGGLE in 1886. She was born on Feb 1863 in Ohio.

      ix. CHARLES H RIGGLE (son) was born in Mar 1866 in Ohio. He married SARAH RIGGLE. She was born about 1889.

      x. EMMA ELEANOR RIGGLE ROBY (daughter) was born in May 1868 in Ohio. She died on 09 Mar 1941 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She married H WILMER D ROBY. He was born about 1864 in Ohio. He died in Ohio.

      xi. JOHN A RIGGLE (son) was born in Ohio.

Generation 4

  1. ALICE MATHILDA4 BIESECKER (Henry Ransbury,3 Susannah2 Riegal, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 09 Aug 1856 in Cherry Valley, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She died on 26 Mar 1932 in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She married CHESTER H SWARTZ on 24 Mar 1879 in Cherry Valley, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. He was born on 03 Nov 1853 in Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He died on 17 Nov 1935 in Monroe, Pennsylvania.

    Chester H Swartz and Alice Mathilda Biesecker had the following child:

    1. i. LEAHNA KITTE5 SWARTZ (daughter) was born on 30 Oct 1881 in Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

  2. LIZZIE E4 BIESECKER (Henry Ransbury,3 Susannah2 Riegal, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in Jul 1871 in Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She married WILLIAM H MERRING in 1893. He was born about 1869 in Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

    William H Merring and Lizzie E Biesecker had the following children:

      i. ALLICE C5 MERRING (daughter) was born in Mar 1894 in Pennsylvania.

      ii. FRED B MERRING (son) was born in Jun 1895 in Pennsylvania.

  3. ANNA AMANDA4 RIGEL (Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 13 Jul 1862 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio. She died on 28 Oct 1923 in Toledo, Lincoln County, Oregon. She married RUSH LINCOLN MOFFIT on 19 Oct 1880 in Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky (19 Oct 1880 in Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky), son of John Moffit and Elizabeth Berry. He was born on 23 Sep 1858 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. He died on 03 Jan 1934 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon.

    Rush Lincoln Moffit Headstone. There is no headstone only the marker from the Funeral Home.

    Rush Lincoln Moffit and Anna Amanda Rigel had the following children:

    1. i. ELZIE CURTIS5 MOFFIT (son) was born on 02 Oct 1881 in Iowa. He died on 25 Jan 1937 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon. He married JESSIE M. GOW, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Gow and Mary E Gow. She was born in Oct 1873 in Iowa. She died on 21 Dec 1956 in Jackson, Oregon.

      ii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MOFFIT (son) was born on 07 Oct 1883 in Greene, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 31 Oct 1928 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon. He married OLIVE RUTH KELSO, daughter of George Francis Kelso and Eliza A Kelso. She was born on 11 Sep 1893 in Nebraska.

      iii. MAGGIE HAZEL MOFFIT (daughter) was born on 03 Oct 1890 in Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky. She died on 03 Mar 1970 in Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon. She married JOSEPH ALVA BOAT, son of Henry Boat and C W Boat. He was born on 06 Oct 1881 in Williams, Oregon. He died on 05 Sep 1970 in Ashland, Oregon.

      iv. CARRIE ELIZABETH MOFFIT (daughter) was born on 24 Aug 1894 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. She died on 28 Apr 1964 in New Port, Oregon. She married HARRY A MATHESON. He was born about 1888 in Norway.

      v. NETTIE HELEN MOFFIT (daughter) was born on 04 Jan 1900 in Talent, Jackson County, Oregon. She died on 16 Feb 1947 in Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon. She married EDGAR MORRIS KELSO, son of George Francis Kelso and Eliza A Kelso. He was born on 04 Jun 1888 in Pender, Thurston County, Nebraska.

      vi. DELPHIA JESSIE MOFFIT (daughter) was born on 28 Oct 1901 in Talent, Jackson County, Oregon. She died on 15 May 1979 in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon. She married OTTO PERRY NYE on 23 Apr 1921, son of John Jay Nye and Olive Kist. He was born on 07 Sep 1883 in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon. He died on 13 Mar 1966 in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon.

      vii. NELLIE MAY MOFFIT (daughter) was born on 21 Apr 1904 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon. She married GEORGE GEO HILL, son of Charles McLean Hill and Marietta Eldora Mcpherson. He was born on 22 Feb 1888 in Alexandria, Thaye Countyr, Nebraska. He died on 09 Dec 1969 in Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas.

  4. DANIEL S4 RIGEL (Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 06 Mar 1867 in North English, Iowa County Iowa. He died on 16 Apr 1947 in Cave Junction, Josephine County, Oregon. He married NETTIE JANE MILLER on 16 Oct 1892 in Church of the Brethren North English, Ia, daughter of Noah Miller and Frances Lowe Bowman. She was born on 11 Apr 1874 in North English, Iowa County, Iowa. She died on 26 May 1954 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

    Notes for Nettie Jane Miller: Nettie Jane Miller, daughter of Noah Miller and Frances Lowe Bowman, was born April 11, 1874, on the old Noah Miller place near North English, Iowa. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, was married October 16, 1892 to Daniel S. Rigel (son of Jerry Rigel and Betsy Huffman). They lived near North English, Iowa where most of their children were born. In 1907 they moved to Williams, Oregon. Later they moved to Cave Junction, Oregon. They were farmers. Daniel died April 16, 1947 and lies buried at Williams, Oregon. After his death she moved to Grants Pass, Oregon where she lived with her son, Orville. She died May 26, 1954, and is also buried at Williams. They had nine children.

    Daniel S Rigel and Nettie Jane Miller had the following children:

      i. IRVEN EDWARD5 RIGEL (son) was born on 21 Dec 1893 in Keokuk, Iowa. He died on 28 Jan 1978 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon.

      Notes for Irven Edward Rigel: Uncle Pete, Partner in Rigel Brothers Ranch At Williams, Oregon. He lived with the Noah Rigel family at 1125 Panther Gulch Rd.

    1. ii. NOAH JEREMIAH RIGEL (son) was born on 23 Apr 1895 in North English, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 25 Jan 1972 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. He married FAYE MARY ACKLEY on 23 May 1943 in Leroy Ackley Home by Rev. Lamkin Williams, Josephine County, Oregon, daughter of Leroy Elkin Ackley and Edna May Williams. She was born on 14 Nov 1912 in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. She died on 14 May 2005 in Grants Pass, Oregon (Royal Gardens).

    2. iii. DANIEL WELLINGTON RIGEL (son) was born on 21 Sep 1896 in North English, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 18 Nov 1969 in Cave Junction, Josephine County, Oregon. He married LEONA ESTELLA CURRIER on 06 Aug 1927, daughter of Leon Guy Currier and Estella Slagle. She was born on 02 Jun 1906 in Waldo, Josephine County, Oregon. She died on 18 Aug 1961 in Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

      iv. ORVILLE FOREST RIGEL (son) was born on 08 Feb 1898 in North English, Iowa. He died on 09 Jul 1968 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

    3. v. JESSE GLENVILLE RIGEL (son) was born on 01 Dec 1900 in North English, Iowa. He died on 17 Oct 1984 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He married ENID CATHERINE GRAN on 01 Oct 1939. She was born on 22 Sep 1913 in Eureka, California. She died on 12 Feb 1998 in Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon.

    4. vi. SAMUEL MYRLE RIGEL (son) was born on 03 Sep 1902 in North English, Iowa. He died on 09 Dec 1993 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He married IDA MAE STEVENS on 19 Oct 1926 in Wimer, Oregon. She was born on 04 Aug 1908 in Grants Pass, Oregon.

    5. vii. NEVA MAYBELLE RIGEL (daughter) was born on 07 Mar 1904 in North English, Keokuk County, Iowa. She died on 05 Jul 1949 in Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon. She married HIRUM EUGENE MOORE on 14 Jan 1925, son of Samuel Hirum Moore and Mary J. Hillis. He was born on 21 Oct 1899 in Rogue River, Oregon. He died on 23 Dec 1969 in Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon.

      viii. RAYMOND M RIGEL (son) was born on 20 Feb 1906 in North English, Keokuk, Iowa. He died on 06 Aug 1941 in Singles Cave, Junction County, OR.

    6. ix. LESLIE ARNOLD RIGEL (son) was born on 03 May 1908 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He died on 25 Jun 1965 in Shady Cove, Oregon. He married MABEL CHRISTINA NEATHAMER on 21 Sep 1932 in Grants Pass, Oregon, daughter of Lindsey Edward Neathamer and Annie Rooney McLellan. She was born on 20 Dec 1914 in Woodville (Rogue River), Oregon.

  5. CHARLES A.4 RIGEL (Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 02 Aug 1870 in Kinross, Keokuk County, Iowa. He died in 1907 in Kinross, Keokuk County, Iowa.

    Notes for Charles A. Rigel: Name: CHARLES A. RIGEL, Spouse: ZORA M. HOPKINS, Marriage Date: 10 Jan 1892, County: Marion; State: IA

    Charles A. Rigel had the following child:

      i. IRVIE LOYD RIGEL (son) was born on 27 Aug 1896 in Iowa. He married GORA SNABURG. She was born in 1896 in Iowa.

  6. DAVID BOOTH4 RIGEL (Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 25 Jul 1873 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 17 Nov 1950 in Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon. He married DOLLIE JANE THOMAS, daughter of James P Thomas and Mary Ann Wheeler. She was born on 04 Oct 1880 in Bates County, Missouri. She died on 02 Jul 1922 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

    Notes for David Booth Rigel: Name: Rigel, David B, County: Jackson, Death Date: 17 Nov 1950, Certificate: 11848, Spouse: Dolly

    David Booth Rigel and Dollie Jane Thomas had the following children:

    1. i. VELDIA MARY ELIZABETH5 RIGEL (daughter) was born on 29 Sep 1901 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. She died on 25 Sep 1966 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. She married (1) ALBERT ERASMUS KEARNS on 02 Jun 1920 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri (marriage of Albert Erasmus Kearns and Veldia Mary E Rigel with her parents in attendance). He was born in 1901 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. She married (2) WILBUR JENNINGS KINNEAR in 1930 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri (Marriage of Wilbur Jennings Kinnear and Veldia Mary Elizabeth Rigel -daughter of David Booth Rigel and Dollie Jane Thomas Rigel). He was born on 08 Mar 1897 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas. He died in Jan 1976 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas. She married (3) UNKNOWN.

      ii. VELMA LUCILLE RIGEL (daughter) was born on 12 Feb 1903 in Liberty Twp, Keokuk County, Iowa. She died in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She married JAMES DANIEL ATWOOD. He was born on 11 Oct 1892 in Signourey, Keokuk County, Iowa. He died on 02 Sep 1955 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    2. iii. ALVINA H RIGEL (daughter) was born on 04 Aug 1904 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. She died on 19 Mar 1985 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. She married WILLIAM OTT TURNER. He was born in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. He died in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

    3. iv. DAVID J RIGEL (son) was born on 25 Jan 1906 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 08 Dec 1981 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. He married MARGARET LOUISE WEIR on 14 Apr 1940 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. She was born on 11 Apr 1910 in Weir City, Cherokee County, Kansas. She died on 19 Dec 1997 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

    4. v. VIOLET E RIGEL (daughter) was born in 1908 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. She died in Commerce City, Colorado. She married FRANK SAUTER on 22 Apr 1925 in Pineville, Missouri, son of Joseph Sauter and Kate Steinmueller. He was born on 28 Nov 1891 in Colorado. He died on 16 Jan 1978 in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.

      vi. AGNES E. RIGEL (daughter) was born in 1909 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa.

      vii. SELVA IRENE RIGEL (daughter) was born on 25 Apr 1913 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. She died in Oct 1978 in Bennett, Adams County, Colorado. She married ED JACOBY. He was born in 1900. He died in Greely, Colorado.

    5. viii. GEORGE W RIGEL (son) was born on 28 Oct 1915 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 20 Jul 1986 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. He married (1) MARY KATHRYN JACOBY on 17 Jun 1936 in Milliken, Colorado, daughter of Peter G Jacoby and Mary Kathryn Kraus. She was born on 28 Feb 1912 in Windsor, Colorado. She died on 14 Dec 2003 in Chalmette, Saint Bernard County, Louisiana. He married (2) ELMA LORRAINE MERKLEY was his common law spouse. She was born on 04 May 1924. She died on 20 Jul 1986 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

    6. ix. JAMES DAVID RIGEL (son) was born on 26 May 1918 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 02 Sep 1985 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. He married P ELVIRA RIGEL. She was born on 13 Mar 1917. She died on 06 Mar 2003 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

      x. DAVID JACOB RIGEL (son) was born on 26 Oct 1921 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. He died on 26 Oct 1921 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

  7. ISAAC4 RIGEL (Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 05 Nov 1841 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He died on 15 Oct 1915 in Hicksville, Defiance County, Ohio. He married REBECCA A. KINTNER in 1867. She was born on 05 May 1848 in Crawford County, Ohio. She died on 27 Jun 1937 in Hicksville, Ohio.

    Isaac Rigel and Rebecca A. Kintner had the following children:

    1. i. SUSAN J.5 RIGEL (daughter) was born in Oct 1867 in Ohio. She died on 23 Nov 1919. She married JOHN T WALTERS. He was born in Oct 1843 in Ohio.

    2. ii. LYDIA RIGEL (daughter) was born on 06 May 1870 in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. She died on 14 Jun 1939 in Clawson, Oakland County, Michigan. She married WILLIAM HENRY HINSCH in 1888, son of John Charles William Hinsch and Barbara Hinsch. He was born in Jun 1854 in Ohio.

    3. iii. ADAM JONAS RIGEL (son) was born on 22 Feb 1872 in Ohio. He died on 13 Feb 1937 in Warren, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married DORA ELLEN GUSLER in 1896. She was born in 1878 in Defiance, Ohio. She died on 08 Jul 1960 in Fowler, Ohio.

    4. iv. LOVINA JANE JENNIE RIGEL (daughter) was born on 04 Apr 1876 in Ohio. She died on 19 Jan 1936. She married DAVID MASTERS ROBINSON on 29 Aug 1895. He was born on 24 Sep 1870 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. He died on 11 Apr 1908.

  8. JOHN4 RIGEL (Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in 1853 in Defiance, Ohio. He died in 1870. He married LOUISA E. REEK in Sherman Twp., Mason County, Michigan, daughter of William Reek and Barbra A Reek. She was born about 1850 in Prussia.

    John Rigel and Louisa E. Reek had the following child:

      i. JOHN H.5 RIGEL (son) was born in 1877 in Defiance, Ohio.

  9. JANE4 RIGEL (Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 28 Sep 1853 in Defiance, Ohio. She died on 24 Apr 1935 in Miami, Miami County, Indiana. She married (1) JOSHUA POTTS "UNCLE JOFF" COFFING on 04 Apr 1882 in Miami County, Indiana, son of Thomas Davis Coffing and Sophia McDaniel. He was born on 09 Nov 1849 in Delaware County, Ohio. He died on 19 Jan 1935 in Fulton County, Indiana. She married (2) JAMES ALLEN LICHTY about 1872. He was born in 1850. He died on 05 Jun 1880.

    Joshua Potts "Uncle Joff" Coffing and Jane Rigel had the following children:

      i. PEARL MAY5 COFFING (daughter) was born on 01 Mar 1888 in Miami County, Indiana. She died on 04 Jan 1929 in Miami County, Indiana.

      ii. ETHEL RUTH COFFING (daughter) was born on 09 Jun 1892 in Miami County, Indiana. She died on 11 Jun 1892.

      iii. MARY ELLEN COFFING (daughter) was born on 13 Jun 1886.

      iv. MARIETTE ELIZABETH COFFING (daughter) was born on 08 Feb 1883 in Miami County, Indiana. She died on 02 Nov 1960 in Grant or Shelby County, Indiana. She married HARRY H WELLER on 10 Sep 1898 in Miami County, Indiana, son of John M Weller and Catherine Stoltz. He was born on 20 Jul 1881 in Indiana. He died on 28 Aug 1965 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana.

      v. HATTIE BELLE COFFING (daughter) was born on 07 Feb 1890 in Miami County, Indiana. She died on 30 Oct 1898.

      vi. JOSHUA D COFFING (son) was born on 19 Oct 1884. He died on 31 Jul 1885.

    James Allen Lichty and Jane Rigel had the following children:

      i. ELLA5 LIGHTY (daughter) was born on 21 Mar 1877.

      ii. ALMEDA LIGHTY (daughter) was born on 17 Jul 1878 in Defiance County, Ohio.

  10. GEORGE WILLIAM4 RIGGLE (Isaac T,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 06 Oct 1863 in Uhrichsville, Ohio. He died on 06 Jan 1954 in Orange, Orange County, California. He married AMY MAY HENDERSON in 1888. She was born on 26 Jul 1867 in Johnson County, Indiana. She died on 25 May 1940 in Orange, Orange County, California.

    George William Riggle and Amy May Henderson had the following children:

      i. ALAM C5 RIGGLE (son) was born in Dec 1888 in Kansas.

      ii. DONALD EMERY RIGGLE (son) was born on 02 Nov 1890 in Independance, Montgomery County, Kansas. He died on 18 Oct 1943 in Wala Wala, Washington.

      iii. HARRY W RIGGLE (son) was born in Aug 1895 in Oklahoma.

      iv. CARLE E RIGGLE (son) was born in Jun 1899 in Kansas.

      v. FRED L RIGGLE (son) was born about 1902 in Kansas.

      vi. RAYMOND R RIGGLE (son) was born about 1906 in Kansas.

  11. LAURA ALWILDA4 REIGLE (Isaac T3 Riggle, John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in Feb 1870 in Dark, Ohio. She died on 04 Jun 1925 in Henry, Ohio. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON CLARK on 02 Sep 1886 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio, son of John Kimmel Clark and Charity Rose Cattell. He was born on 10 Oct 1867 in Washington, Paulding County, Ohio. He died on 04 Mar 1937 in Wayne, Wayne County, Indiana.

    George Washington Clark and Laura Alwilda Reigle had the following children:

      i. WILLIAM LEWIS5 CLARK (son) was born on 15 Jun 1888 in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan. He died on 02 Aug 1954 in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio.

      ii. CLARA MAUDE CLARK (daughter) was born on 17 Oct 1889 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. She died on 16 Jul 1966 in Bloomdale, Wood County, Ohio. She married FOUGHT.

      iii. EMMA ADELL CLARK (daughter) was born on 16 Jun 1893 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. She died on 28 Jan 1948 in, Hillsdale County, Michigan.

      iv. ELLA MAY CLARK (daughter) was born on 16 Jun 1894 in Paulding County, Ohio. She died in Paulding County, Ohio.

      v. STELLA CATHERINE CLARK (daughter) was born on 27 Mar 1896 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. She died on 25 Dec 1949 in Xinmi, Mi Xian, Henan, China.

      vi. ROBERT MILAN CLARK (son) was born on 23 Jun 1899 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. He died on 18 Feb 1973 in Scott, Van Wert County, Ohio.

      vii. MARY BEATRICE CLARK (daughter) was born on 07 Jul 1899 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. She died on 07 Feb 1978 in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. She married KARL WILLIAM MORRISON. He was born about 1899 in Pennsylvania.

      viii. FREDERICK BERLIN CLARK (son) was born on 01 Aug 1904 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. He died on 31 Aug 1986 in North Baltimore, Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio.

      ix. HAZEL LUCILLE CLARK (daughter) was born on 31 Jan 1906 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. She died on 17 May 1996 in Bryan, Williams County, Ohio. She married JOHN J MILLER. He was born about 1900 in Russia.

      x. ZELA LENORA CLARK (daughter) was born on 29 Jul 1908 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. She died on 04 Aug 1908 in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio.

  12. THOMAS W4 RIGGLE (Adam,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in Jan 1864 in Ohio. He died on 24 Nov 1934 in Ohio. He married MARGARET EMMA RIGGLE in 1886. She was born in Feb 1863 in Ohio.

    Thomas W Riggle and Margaret Emma Riggle had the following children:

      i. OSCAR E5 RIGGLE (son) was born in Jun 1889 in Ohio.

      ii. MARGARET E RIGGLE (daughter) was born in Sep 1890 in Ohio.

      iii. LULU F RIGGLE (daughter) was born in Jul 1895 in Ohio.

  13. CHARLES H4 RIGGLE (Adam,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in Mar 1866 in Ohio. He married SARAH RIGGLE. She was born about 1889.

    Charles H Riggle and Sarah Riggle had the following child:

      i. ELVIN5 RIGGLE (son) was born about 1907.

  14. EMMA ELEANOR4 RIGGLE ROBY (Adam3 Riggle, John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in May 1868 in Ohio. She died on 09 Mar 1941 in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas, Ohio. She married H WILMER D ROBY. He was born about 1864 in Ohio. He died in Ohio.

    H Wilmer D Roby and Emma Eleanor Riggle Roby had the following children:

      i. ELVA E5 ROBY (daughter) was born about 1897 in Ohio.

      ii. HAROLD G ROBY (son) was born about 1902 in Ohio.

      iii. RUTH ROBY (daughter) was born about 1906 in Ohio.

Generation 5

  1. ELZIE CURTIS5 MOFFIT (Anna Amanda4 Rigel, Jeremiah3 Rigel, John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 02 Oct 1881 in Iowa. He died on 25 Jan 1937 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon. He married JESSIE M. GOW, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Gow and Mary E Gow. She was born in Oct 1873 in Iowa. She died on 21 Dec 1956 in Jackson, Oregon.

    Elzie Curtis Moffit and Jessie M. Gow had the following children:

      i. MAX ELWOOD6 MOFFIT (son) was born on 29 Sep 1906 in Oregon. He died on 10 Jan 1997 in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California.

      ii. HELEN OPAL MOFFIT (daughter) was born on 10 May 1908 in Oregon. She died on 23 Nov 1980 in Jackson, Oregon.

      iii. GLADYS FAYE MOFFIT (daughter) was born on 01 May 1912 in Oregon. She died on 20 Jan 1987 in Penngrove, Sonoma, California. She married WILLIAM ORAL KROFT, son of William Ross Kroft and Florence Edith Kroft. He was born on 23 Feb 1907 in California. He died on 21 Jun 1980 in Penngrove, Sonoma County, California.

  2. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 MOFFIT (Anna Amanda4 Rigel, Jeremiah3 Rigel, John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 07 Oct 1883 in Greene, Iowa, Iowa. He died on 31 Oct 1928 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon. He married OLIVE RUTH KELSO, daughter of George Francis Kelso and Eliza A Kelso. She was born on 11 Sep 1893 in Nebraska.

    Benjamin Franklin Moffit and Olive Ruth Kelso had the following children:

      i. CLIFFORD VANCE6 MOFFIT (son) was born on 22 Aug 1923. He died in Mar 1986 in Josephine County, Oregon.

      ii. JEAN L MOFFET (daughter) was born about 1925.

      iii. LOIS MOFFIT (daughter) was born about 1928.

      iv. ROY FRANKLIN MOFFIT (son) was born in 1920. He died on 02 Nov 1962 in Josephine County, Oregon.

      v. VERA R MOFFET (daughter) was born about 1923. She married MILLER.

  3. MAGGIE HAZEL5 MOFFIT (Anna Amanda4 Rigel, Jeremiah3 Rigel, John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 03 Oct 1890 in Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky. She died on 03 Mar 1970 in Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon. She married JOSEPH ALVA BOAT, son of Henry Boat and C W Boat. He was born on 06 Oct 1881 in Williams, Oregon. He died on 05 Sep 1970 in Ashland, Oregon.

    Joseph Alva Boat and Maggie Hazel Moffit had the following children:

      i. MILTON MOFFIT6 BOAT (son) was born on 24 Dec 1917 in Oregon. He died on 19 Nov 1978 in Ashland, Oregon. He married ELSIE ANDERSON on 23 Dec 1943 in KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON. She was born on 02 Feb 1920 in Burkurnett, Texas.

      ii. HARRY JOSEPH BOAT (son) was born on 13 Aug 1924 in Toledo, Oregon. He died on 16 Oct 1993 in Deschutes, Oregon.

  4. NETTIE HELEN5 MOFFIT (Anna Amanda4 Rigel, Jeremiah3 Rigel, John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 04 Jan 1900 in Talent, Jackson County, Oregon. She died on 16 Feb 1947 in Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon. She married EDGAR MORRIS KELSO, son of George Francis Kelso and Eliza A Kelso. He was born on 04 Jun 1888 in Pender, Thurston County, Nebraska.

    Edgar Morris Kelso and Nettie Helen Moffit had the following children:

      i. BASIL EDGAR6 KELSO (son).

      ii. GENEVIEVE KELSO (daughter) was born about 1922.

      iii. JANNETTE KELSO (daughter).

      iv. LAURA M KELSO (daughter) was born about 1926.

      v. WALLACE KELSO (son) was born about 1928.

  5. DELPHIA JESSIE5 MOFFIT (Anna Amanda4 Rigel, Jeremiah3 Rigel, John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 28 Oct 1901 in Talent, Jackson, Oregon. She died on 15 May 1979 in Newport, Lincoln, Oregon. She married OTTO PERRY NYE on 23 Apr 1921, son of John Jay Nye and Olive Kist. He was born on 07 Sep 1883 in Newport, Lincoln, Oregon. He died on 13 Mar 1966 in Newport, Lincoln, Oregon.

    Otto Perry Nye and Delphia Jessie Moffit had the following child:

      i. OTTO PERRY6 NYE (son).

  6. NELLIE MAY5 MOFFIT (Anna Amanda4 Rigel, Jeremiah3 Rigel, John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 21 Apr 1904 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon. She married GEORGE GEO HILL, son of Charles McLean Hill and Marietta Eldora Mcpherson. He was born on 22 Feb 1888 in Alexandria, Thayer, Nebraska. He died on 09 Dec 1969 in Pittsburg, Camp, Texas.

    George Geo Hill and Nellie May Moffit had the following children:

      i. DAVID6 HILL (son).

      ii. DELORES HILL (daughter).

      iii. GEORGIA MAE HILL (daughter).

  7. NOAH JEREMIAH5 RIGEL (Daniel S,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 23 Apr 1895 in North English, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 25 Jan 1972 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. He married FAYE MARY ACKLEY on 23 May 1943 in Leroy Ackley Home by Rev. Lamkin Williams, Oregon Josephine County, daughter of Leroy Elkin Ackley and Edna May Williams. She was born on 14 Nov 1912 in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. She died on 14 May 2005 in Grants Pass, Oregon (Royal Gardens).

    Notes for Noah Jeremiah Rigel: Noah Jeremiah Rigel was born in Keokuk County, Iowa in the year 1895 April 23rd. He moved with his parents to Williams, Oregon in the fall of 1907. See the notes for Sam M. Rigel, for more details about their trip from Iowa to Oregon.

    Name: Noah Rigel, SSN: 540-44-5775, Last Residence: 97544, Williams, Josephine County, Oregon, Born: 23 Apr 1895, Died: Jan 1972, State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (1955 )

    Noah Jeremiah Rigel and Faye Mary Ackley had the following children:

      i. BETTY FAYE6 RIGEL (daughter) was born on 16 Jul 1944 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. She died on 16 Jul 1944 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

      ii. JAMES NOAH RIGEL (son).

      iii. LINDA FAYE RIGEL (daughter).

  8. DANIEL WELLINGTON5 RIGEL (Daniel S,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 21 Sep 1896 in North English, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 18 Nov 1969 in Cave Junction, Josephine County, Oregon. He married LEONA ESTELLA CURRIER on 06 Aug 1927, daughter of Leon Guy Currier and Estella Slagle. She was born on 02 Jun 1906 in Waldo, Josephine County, Oregon. She died on 18 Aug 1961 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

    Daniel Wellington Rigel and Leona Estella Currier had the following children:

      i. DANIEL LEROY6 RIGEL (son) was born on 23 Jul 1928 in Newport, Coos, Oregon. He died on 08 Mar 2010 in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona. He married HOPE MAE MCMULLEN.

      ii. RAYMOND N. RIGEL (son). He married (1) GLORIA ANN VELEZ. He married (2) NORMA COLLEEN BEDWELL, daughter of Boyd Benton Bedwell and Norma Beatrice Holmberg. She was born on 03 Aug 1935 in Huchinson, Kansas. She died on 10 Dec 1999 in Roseville, California.

      iii. AUDREY IOLA RIGEL (daughter) was born on 22 May 1938 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. She died on 09 May 1996 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

      iv. OLGA ANNETTE RIGEL WOODS (daughter).

      v. HOWARD EVAN RIGEL (son).

      vi. KENNETH ARTHUR RIGEL (son).

  9. JESSE GLENVILLE5 RIGEL (Daniel S,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 01 Dec 1900 in North English, Iowa. He died on 17 Oct 1984 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He married ENID CATHERINE GRAN on 01 Oct 1939. She was born on 22 Sep 1913 in Eureka, California. She died on 12 Feb 1998 in Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon.

    Jesse Glenville Rigel and Enid Catherine Gran had the following children:

      i. CHARLES EDWARD6 RIGEL (son).

      ii. JESSE GLENVILLE RIGEL (son) was born on 21 Mar 1942 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He died on 15 Sep 1992 in Evanston, Wyoming. He married RUTH DAVIS in Aug 1963 in Grants Pass, Oregon.

      iii. NORA MAXINE RIGEL (daughter).

      iv. TEDDY ELIAS RIGEL (son).

      v. DAVID GRAN RIGEL (son).

      vi. FREDERICK S. RIGEL (son).

      vii. CLAUD W RIGEL (son).

  10. SAMUEL MYRLE5 RIGEL (Daniel S,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 03 Sep 1902 in North English, Iowa. He died on 09 Dec 1993 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He married IDA MAE STEVENS on 19 Oct 1926 in Wimer, Oregon. She was born on 04 Aug 1908 in Grants Pass, Oregon.

    Notes for Samuel Myrle Rigel: Autobiography by Sam Rigel:

    I was born Myrle Samuel Rigel in the year 1902, on September 3, at North English Iowa. I was the sixth son born to my parents, Daniel S. and Nettie Jane Miller Rigel. Both of my parents were born in Iowa. My Dad's family lived near South English and my Mother's family lived near North English. Until they were married, they lived within ten miles of each other. They wed on October 16, 1892 and had their first child a little over a year later and their last child in 1908. Daniel and Nettie Rigel had eight sons: Irven (Pete), Noah, Daniel W., Orville (Buck), Jesse, Sam M., Raymond, and Leslie Arnold (Bud). They also had one daughter, Neva MayBelle. I do not recall all of the following that which I do not recall my parents have told me. When I was three years old, I was stricken with polio and was bedridden for a full year. During that time, I never left my bed, and the team of doctors that came every day to see me never thought that I would make it through the night. At the end of a year, I had a turn for the better, and almost immediately got out of bed, and began to crawl around our home. I am a lucky man to be alive today and to have survived such a terrible illness, despite the fact that it left me permanently paralyzed in my right leg. Two years after my birth, my parents had their only daughter, and two years later had another boy. Two years later they had their last child, their eighth son. My sister, Neva MayBelle, was not a well child, and so between her ill health and my own, my parents made the decision to leave the cold Midwest, and move to Southern Oregon. My parents were farmers, and had to sell all their land. They kept almost all of the personal property they owned. We left the state of Iowa on the train with horses, cattle, chickens, and everything that belongs on a farm. One passenger car for Mother, and us eight kids. All of our belongings, including livestock, and farm implements were loaded into a caravan of freight cars, which my Dad stayed with for the entire trip west. The rest of us went into the passenger car that was part of the freight train. We began what would be more than a weeklong trip across the United States. The train had a wreck out in Kansas. It broke five, or six beehives. They parked all of Dad's cars until he could get the bees back in the hives, then on we went to Oregon. It took two or three weeks to make the trip from Iowa to Oregon. We finally arrived in Grants Pass, Oregon on November 7, 1907. We unloaded our many belongings and began to fill the horse drawn wagons with our things for the trip to our new home in Williams. It took 10 days to two weeks to move all our things, as it was a two-day round trip from Grants Pass to Williams traveling from dawn to dark. As soon as we arrived in Williams, my father purchased 160 acres on Panther Gulch Road. We lived on and farmed that land for the next 14 years. Dad had to work out the Pole Tax on the road every year. Some bridges were to be built, and whatever roadwork there was to do. Dad would make at least two trips to Grants Pass in each year to buy things that were not raised on the farm. Such as sugar, flour, clothing for everyone. Mother made some of the clothes, but not the shoes. When we first moved to our new home I was barely able to walk. My older brothers bore me on their backs from place to place until my father made me a metal brace for my leg. Because of my handicap, I was unable to attend school until I was eight years old. Even then it was a difficult thing getting back and forth the three miles to school. But, again, my older brothers and neighbor boys each took turns carrying me part way to and from school. I really liked school and was a good student. I also changed my name at that time. I had never liked my first name, so I reversed it, to my middle name, and then later on changed it to Sam M. Rigel, as it is today. My recollections of life on our first farm in Oregon are very vivid. We all worked together to make a go of it. During those 14 years my father raised sheep, and some cattle. He was also a butcher and would drive a meat wagon around the country selling the meat he had slaughtered and prepared. He was an excellent beekeeper and sold and traded his bees and honey. We grew sorghum molasses. We would cut the cane, making sure that the cut end did not get into the dirt. My father had a mill and we would haul all the cut stalks there. Then we kids would feed the cane into the mills big iron rollers to squeeze out the juice. The juice was then put into a huge vat and boiled down into syrup. It took eight hours of hard-boiling to reduce 50 gallons of juice to 11 gallons of molasses. We stored the molasses in 50-gallon kegs to be sold or used by us. Some of the molasses was allowed to turn to vinegar. On cold winter nights we would cook down some of the syrup and have a taffy pull. We also raised wheat, oats, and barley. When the grain was ripe it was cut down and set to dry. We would sweep clean the barns' wooden floor and then begin to bring in the stalks of grain and place them in a circle. We would use a wooden handled tool called a flail. It was about six feet long and had a leather strap to hold it together. We would swing it around and hit the stalks of grain, knocking the kernels off the heads. Some times, when we grew tired of the hard work, Dad would set one of us kids atop a horse and we would ride in a circle round and round the grain to stomp out the kernels. Then the whole grains would be separated and picked up and the stalks taken away, and another circle of unthreshed grain brought in from the field and the process would begin again. Some of the grain was sold, some we used to feed our livestock, and some was washed and used by Mom for our daily bread. My mother also kept chickens. Eggs were an important part of the barter system in the country. During the time we lived on Panther Gulch Road in Williams, World War 1 began and in 1918 my two eldest brothers, Pete and Noah, went off to war. My mother and sister joined a group of other ladies in the area. They met once a week to knit socks and sweaters for the boys overseas. So each week, I would hitch up the horses to the wagon, and take my mother and sister to their knitting group. I would wait for them, and then bring them home. Well, after a little while, the ladies decided that my good time was being wasted, so I was handed a set of needles and a ball of yarn, and began to contribute my part to the war effort. From then on, until the end of the war, I produced socks, and sweaters that were sent overseas each week.

    In 1910, my father sold 40 of our 160 acres to my Uncle Mike, my mother's brother. This 40 acres was across the road from our 120, where our house was built. We continued to live on and farm that remaining acreage. Then on March 1, 1918 while myself and sister, and two younger brothers were in school, our nine-room house burned to the ground. Only a very few pieces of furniture were saved and the clothes on our backs. My two older brothers, who were in Europe, owned some acreage in Newport, Oregon, when this terrible tragedy struck my family. My Uncle Mike agreed to trade their land up north for the 40 he had purchased. Up until 1914, the mail came to Williams by stagecoach driven by two horses. They were replaced by two more at Murphy, two more at Provolt and two at Williams to start the return to Grants Pass. At that time the post office was across the road from the present Williams store. It was then moved across to the Williams store. The post office has been moved several times. It was about 1914 or 1915 when the mail came out by motor vehicle. At that time the truck started to haul freight from Grants Pass to Williams. In the summer time we kids herded sheep up in the mountains. We started early in the morning and would get back about five o'clock in the evening. When we were out herding sheep we had to watch for dogs that would kill some sheep, but the dogs that killed sheep only killed sheep one time. We always had a rifle with us. We were arrested some times for killing the dogs, but the judge was on our side. His verdict: Kill anything that killed sheep. We kids killed gray squirrels. We got 50 cents for every hide that we saved and sold to a doctor, so he could get a coat made of squirrel hides. We trapped wild animals in the winter and sold the hides. In the fall of the year, we would gather acorns from the Oak trees. Dad fed the acorns to the hogs that he was fattening for bacon and ham. They help to stretch the corn that we grew for the hogs; the acorns made real sweet meat. We raised about eight hogs a year for family use. Dad cured the hams and smoked them, about twenty-four hams, and shoulders for the large family, per year. This was done two times a year. Dad bought the family's first car in July 1919. All eight of us learned to drive it. Pete already knew how to drive, so he taught us to drive. Prior to and during this time, my sister, two younger brothers, and I continued to attend school. In 1919, when my sister and I started the 8th grade, we began attending school in Grants Pass. Because it was such a distance, my folks rented a small house in town and then returned to Williams on the weekends. For the remaining two years, Sis and I stayed in town without Mom at various locations so that we could finish our education. When we finished tenth grade, we went to high school at Rogue River. By then my folks had moved to Wimer. But this was still a nine-mile trip to school. So for the first year Sis and I lived away from home again near our school. Then in 1923 we had the first motor driven bus in Rogue River and we both moved home for our senior year and rode the bus each day. During the summers my last three years of school, I would go live with my brothers, Pete and Noah, in Williams. We all took turns driving their lumber truck to and from Grants Pass. Because of the roads and the top speed of the truck being ten miles per hour, it took eight hours for the round trip. We would each make two trips totaling 16 hours, then get some sleep and then it would be our turn to run the farm, and then back to the truck again. While I attended high school, I took an auto mechanics class and realized that it was something that I was good at and that I liked. So when I graduated from High School in June 1924, I moved out of my folk's home and went to Selma, where I opened up an automobile mechanics shop. I lived and worked out of this shop for the next two years. During this time I met and married a young woman named Ida May Stevens. We were wed October 29, 1926, and one year later, on October 30, 1927 a daughter, Hazel Jane Rigel was born to us. I worked for a bridge contractor in 1927, and later that fall I helped in a copper mine sharpening drill steel. We lived in a cabin at the mine until spring. My wife, daughter, and I moved back to Panther Gulch to run Pete and Noah's farm. They started to run a dairy farm in Williams' valley but it didn't work out. When they came back to the farm we moved to a ten-acre bulb farm in Grants Pass, but didn't stay there very long. In the summer of 1929, my wife left me for another man. I didn't know where my daughter was for 18 years. She had been told that her father was an outlaw and that she would never see or know him. But at the time of the death of my father my name was brought to her attention in the newspaper and we were brought together. I found her in California. It didn't take long for her to realize that she had been told wrong things about me. From that first meeting to the last day of her life we were very close to each other. We hunted for deer and elk every year together. We did lots of fishing and camping in the mountains. In the summer of 1930, I took a job as farm overseer for Dr. C. J. Moser. He bought run down land and built it up, and got a farm crop started and then moved to another piece of land. I worked like that until 1940. Then I went to Diamond Springs, Ca. for a short time; I installed a quartz mill in a gold mining deal. I went to Klamath Falls in 1941. I opened up a truck repair shop. I was on call 24 hours a day in that shop. I had a sleeping room in the building. When there was nothing to do I would sleep until someone would call me. I was in that shop until 1954. December 1, 1954, I went to work for two brothers at Edison, California to maintain farm equipment. They farmed 2000 acres of land around Edison and Bakersfield. I got two weeks paid vacation twice a year. I retired from work at Edison in July 1969. In 1970, I was doing some work on a house and car garage for a widow woman at Rogue River, Oregon. I fell from a ladder and received a broken back. I was in the hospital until January 27, 1971. I went to Libby, Montana, August of 1971, with some friends. The 10th of December 1971, it snowed 40 inches of snow in one night in Libby. I went from Libby to Woodland, Washington by train on January 20, 1972. It took from six o'clock in the morning to nine o'clock that night to get to Portland, Oregon. My daughter, Hazel, Met me in Portland, and took me to her home in Woodland. I stayed two years with her and then I went to Williams, Oregon for the rest of my life. I am still at Williams, Oregon in 1985. I lost my daughter, Hazel on October 29, 1977. I had only one child. My folks stayed on the 100 acres in Wimer until around February 1937. Then moved to Cave Junction, where they rented 160 acres. They farmed that land until my father's death on April 6, 1947. My older brother, Orville and Mother then moved to Grants Pass, and my Mother died there on May 26,1954. I am the only one left of the Daniel S. and Nettie Rigel family. I have lots of first and second and third cousins and nieces and nephews. There are a number of Grandma Rigel's relatives still living. There are too many cousins, nieces and nephews for me to name.

    Sam M. Rigel

    NOTE: by Nettie Rigel Morrison. Sam didn't finish off his life at Williams after all. In April of 1987 he came to live with Leonard and I. He stayed with us until his health started to give out on him. In February 1992 Sam became very ill. He was hospitalized for two weeks, then was unable to come back home, and so went to Royal Gardens Health Care. He stayed there until his death on December 9, 1993. Then back to Williams, to Sparlin Cemetery, for his final resting-place.

    Samuel Myrle Rigel and Ida Mae Stevens had the following child:

      i. HAZEL JANE6 RIGEL (daughter) was born on 30 Oct 1927. She died on 29 Oct 1977 in Vancouver. She married JERRY NIDA.

  11. NEVA MAYBELLE5 RIGEL (Daniel S,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 07 Mar 1904 in North English, Keokuk County, Iowa. She died on 05 Jul 1949 in Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon. She married HIRUM EUGENE MOORE on 14 Jan 1925, son of Samuel Hirum Moore and Mary J. Hillis. He was born on 21 Oct 1899 in Rogue River, Oregon. He died on 23 Dec 1969 in Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon.

    Hirum Eugene Moore and Neva Maybelle Rigel had the following children:

      i. EUGENE NEIL6 MOORE (son) was born on 16 Feb 1926 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He died on 19 Jul 1995 in Cle Elum, Kittitas County, Washington. He married (1) CATHERINE. He married (2) JULIA ANN JONES on 09 Nov 1947. She was born on 28 Jul 1927 in Berkeley, California.

      ii. GENEVA JANE MOORE (daughter of Hirum Eugene Moore and Neva Maybelle Rigel) was born on 14 Mar 1927 in Rogue River, Oregon. She died on 19 Sep 1977 in Ellensburg, Kittittas County,Washington. She married HAROLD HARGITT on 09 Jun 1945.

      iii. STANLEY EDWARD MOORE (son) was born on 03 May 1935 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He died on 24 Nov 2006 in Cle Elum, Kittitas County, Washington. He married NEITA HAZEL LOWDEN on 25 Jun 1954 in Grants Pass, Oregon.

  12. LESLIE ARNOLD5 RIGEL (Daniel S,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 03 May 1908 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He died on 25 Jun 1965 in Shady Cove, Oregon. He married MABEL CHRISTINA NEATHAMER on 21 Sep 1932 in Grants Pass, Oregon, daughter of Lindsey Edward Neathamer and Annie Rooney McLellan. She was born on 20 Dec 1914 in Woodville (Rogue River), Oregon.

    Notes for Leslie Arnold Rigel: Bud, as Leslie Rigel was better known, was born in Grants Pass, Oregon. His parents at the time, lived at Williams Creek. When he was about fifteen years old they moved to Wimer. Later he and his brother Raymond moved to what now is known as the Blackman place. It was while working for a neighbor, cutting wood, that he met his bride to be for the first time. A scraggly, little girl came out of the house and looked up at him through the hair hanging across her face. He thought she was about the ugliest little girl that he had ever seen. About a year later he went to the neighbor's again to look for the little girl, she was not there, you guessed it, she had somehow grown into a young lady. A very interesting one at that. He started to come around the Neathamer place a lot. The young lady was Mabel Neathamer. Their first real date was at a dance that a lady by the name of Reisbeck held on the floor of the cabin that she was building. Little did they know that this floor that they danced on would become the home that one day they would raise their children in. They dated for about two years. Bud and Mabel were married on September 21, 1932, in Grants Pass, Oregon. They went camping for their honeymoon. In the early years of married life they lived in different little cabins and tent houses from Wimer to Neathamer Gulch. For a few years they lived in Butte Falls. In January of 1950 they bought the house that they once danced on the floor of. Bud was a ranch hand, prospector, and later years worked for the state of Oregon as a fire warden. During the depression Bud and Mabel would pan for gold. They had a little bottle they would put their gold in. They knew that when there got to be a certain amount in it, that it would be enough to buy a weeks worth of groceries. Bud was a great story teller. No matter if it was a true happening or just a "tall tale" that he had made up, he could tell it as if did happen, and made you feel that you were the one living the event as it happened. Bud and Mabel had twelve children, four boys and eight girls. It was hard to keep that many kids in clothes and food. But with a lot of luck and hard work they did it. They all grew up to have kids, grand kids and great grand kids of their own. On June 25, 1965 Bud died of a heart attack while working on opening up the roads for the summer fire season. It was a great loss to Mabel and their twelve children. Mabel still lives in the home that her and Bud together added onto and remodeled so many times. The home place has so many good memories for Mabel and all her children.

    Memories of Leslie Arnold Rigel:
    Bud, as Leslie Rigel was better known, was born in Grants Pass, Oregon. His parents at the time, lived at Williams Creek. When he was about fifteen years old they moved to Wimer. Later he and his brother Raymond moved to what now is known as the Blackman place. It was while working for a neighbor, cutting wood, that he met his bride to be for the first time. A scraggly, little girl came out of the house and looked up at him through the hair hanging across her face. He thought she was about the ugliest little girl that he had ever seen. About a year later he went to the neighbor's again to look for the little girl, she was not there, you guessed it, she had somehow grown into a young lady. A very interesting one at that. He started to come around the Neathamer place alot. The young lady was Mabel Neathamer. Their first real date was at a dance that a lady by the name of Reisbeck held on the floor of the cabin that she was building. Little did they know that this floor that they danced on would become the home that one day they would raise their children in. They dated for about two years. Bud and Mabel were married on September 21, 1932, in Grants Pass, Oregon. They went camping for their honeymoon. In the early years of married life they lived in different little cabins and tent houses from Wimer to Neathamer Gulch. For a few years they lived in Butte Falls. In January of 1950 they bought the house that they once danced on the floor of. Bud was a ranch hand, prospector, and later years worked for the state of Oregon as a fire warden. During the depression Bud and Mabel would pan for gold. They had a little bottle they would put their gold in. They knew that when there got to be a certain amount in it, that it would be enough to buy a weeks worth of groceries. Bud was a great story teller. No matter if it was a true happening or just a "tall tale" that he had made up, he could tell it as if did happen, and made you feel that you were the one living the event as it happened. Bud and Mabel had twelve children, four boys and eight girls. It was hard to keep that many kids in clothes and food. But with a lot of luck and hard work they did it. They all grew up to have kids, grandkids and great grandkids of their own. On June 25, 1965 Bud died of a heart attack while working on opening up the roads for the summer fire season. It was a great loss to Mabel and their twelve children. Mabel still lives in the home that her and Bud together added onto and remodeled so many times. The home place has so many good memories for Mabel and all her children. One of Bud's favorite sayings was, " water may be the staff of life, but coffee is life itself." Bud really liked his coffee. Preferably boiled on a open campfire.

    Notes for Mabel Christina Neathamer: When I was born my folks lived up Mays Creek. When I was about seven years old we moved to a house that was on the property that is now known as the Johnny Boyd place. I went to school for the first three grades in the Mays Creek School, all eight grades were in one room. Then the Wimer School was built and I went to school there. Our bus was a pickup with side curtains on it and there was about twelve kids that rode it. I remember one time when my Dad was plowing the field, I was probably five or six, he plowed up a tin can full of twenty dollar gold pieces. He knew who they belonged to, so he real fast unhitched the horse from the plow. Jumped on him and took off to Wimer. The gold belonged to his Uncle, Norris Oden. Norris gave him one piece for returning it to him. I remember the holidays as I was growing up. Christmas we always had a tree, sometimes there was not much on it. We strung popcorn and made snowflakes out of paper. We got a little candy and a popcorn ball for Christmas, not many toys. When I was in the little one room school house, Santa Clause would come from behind the stove, and I would wonder how he got out of the stove pipe. On Valentines Day we would make our Valentines out of red and white paper. At Easter we would color our eggs with crayons and dye from some little pink flowers that we had picked. We always had an egg hunt. Even after I grew up and had kids, they always had an egg hunt on Easter. I know that they enjoyed it as much as I did. On the Fourth of July we would go camping. We would hitch a horse to our buggy and off we would go as we did not have a car at the time. I remember when my brother was throwing sticks over the fence and fell down and almost bit his tongue off. I remember hating my name as I was growing up and wishing that it was anything but Mabel. My mother would always say to me "Mabel set the table". I was "SURE" that if my name were "NOT" Mabel that I would "NOT" have to set the table. I remember playing hopscotch, tag, and jump rope at school with my best Freind Jane Neathamer. At home my brothers and sisters and I would play with marbles, jump rope, hopscotch, play in the hay barn or down by the creek with cars that my brother had made from pieces of wood. We also had a swimming hole at the creek. I remember going camping with Uncle Shorty and Aunt Gerusha. They had a little tent that was put up to the side of the car, they slept in the car and I would sleep in the tent. One time in the middle of the night they thought that they heard a bear outside so they got up to make sure that I was alright. What they had heard was me snoring.

    A couple of my favorite memories of the later years of my life are: When Bill shot his first elk. Bill, Bud and I went camping, to hunt elk up near Butte Falls. I spent most of the first afternoon hunting near camp. Shortly after Coming back to camp I heard shots Coming from a nearby hill. It was nearing dark so Bud and I thought that we should go see if we could help Bill. We decided to take the Bronco as far up the hill as possible, then we walked the rest of the way up. On the way up, Bud kept yelling down to me to hurry and keep up with him as it was getting dark, and I had the flashlight. I was yelling up at him to wait for me, and we could hear Bill yelling, " I need help up here". By the time we got to where Bill was with his elk, the moon was up. We carried it back to camp in the moonlight. The other is the camping trip that we left Leonard sitting along the road about twenty miles from where we set up camp. We didn't realize we had left him behind until we got to camp and could" find him. We looked in our pickups, and in each others pickups, we couldn't find him. So we went back down the road to get him. When I was born my folks lived up Mays Creek. When I was about seven years old we moved to a house that was on the property that is now known as the Johnny Boyd place. I went to school for the first three grades in the Mays Creek School, all eight grades were in one room. Then the Wimer School was built and I went to school there. Our bus was a pickup with side curtains on it and there was about twelve kids that rode it. I remember one time when my Dad was plowing the field, I was probably five or six, he plowed up a tin can full of twenty dollar gold pieces. He knew who they belonged to, so he real fast unhitched the horse from the plow. Jumped on him and took off to Wimer. The gold belonged to his Uncle, Norris Oden. Norris gave him one piece for returning it to him. I remember the holidays as I was growing up. Christmas we always had a tree, sometimes there was not much on it. We strung popcorn and made snowflakes out of paper. We got a little candy and a popcorn ball for Christmas, not many toys. When I was in the little one room school house, Santa Clause would come from behind the stove, and I would wonder how he got out of the stove pipe. On Valentines Day we would make our Valentines out of red and white paper. At Easter we would color our eggs with crayons and dye from some little pink flowers that we had picked. We always had an egg hunt. Even after I grew up and had kids, they always had an egg hunt on Easter. I know that they enjoyed it as much as I did. On the Fourth of July we would go camping. We would hitch a horse to our buggy and off we would go as we did not have a car at the time. I remember when my brother was throwing sticks over the fence and fell down and almost bit his tongue off. I remember hating my name as I was growing up and wishing that it was anything but Mabel. My mother would always say to me "Mabel set the table". I was "SURE" that if my name were "NOT" Mabel that I would "NOT" have to set the table. I remember playing hopscotch, tag, and jumprope at school with my best freind Jane Neathamer. At home my brothers and sisters and I would play with marbles, jumprope, hopscotch, play in the hay barn or down by the creek with cars that my brother had made from peices of wood. We also had a swimming hole at the creek. I remember going camping with Uncle Shorty and Aunt Gerusha. They had a little tent that was put up to the side of the car, they slept in the car and I would sleep in the tent. One time in the middle of the night they thought that they heard a bear outside so they got up to make sure that I was alright. What they had heard was me snoring. A couple of my favorite memories of the later years of my life are: When Bill shot his first elk. Bill, Bud and I went camping, to hunt elk up near Butte Falls. I spent most of the first afternoon hunting near camp. Shortly after comming back to camp I heard shots comming from a nearby hill. It was nearing dark so Bud and I thought that we should go see if we could help Bill. We decided to take the Bronco as far up the hill as possible, then we walked the rest of the way up. On the way up, Bud kept yelling down to me to hurry and keep up with him as it was getting dark, and I had the flashlight. I was yelling up at him to wait for me, and we could hear Bill yelling, " I need help up here". By the time we got to where Bill was with his elk, the moon was up. We carried it back to camp in the moonlight. The other is the camping trip that we left Leonard sitting along the road about twenty miles from where we set up camp. We didn't realize we had left him behind until we got to camp and couldn"t find him. We looked in our pickups, and in each others pickups, we couldn't find him. So we went back down the road to get him. Mabel has a saying that she heard from one of her High School teachers; There is a little good in the worst of us, a little bad in the best of us. It does not behoove any of us to talk bad about the rest of us. This is a story of Mabel by Melvina; While we were out cutting wood one day, for mothers winter suply, on our last load we took her with us. While there she related to me a wood story from the past. It was before I was born, so it must have been the winter of 1948 & 1949. They lived in the little cabin down the road from the home place. There was a big sugar pine up around the hill and her and Daddy went and sawed it down with a cross-cut saw. Every couple of days they would go and saw off a couple of rounds and that would be their wood for the next couple of days. She said to me " How did we get by with so little wood, I sure can't do that now." For as long as she lives we will see to it that she never wants for wood or has to worry where the next peice will come from. Going in she also said to Robert, " There is alot of little limbs that could be sawed up that is just lying there going to waste. " Just another reminder of what she had to go through in her younger days." President Hoover was a nephew to Mabel's first grade teacher, Mrs. Menthorn, at Wimer, Oregon. He lived with his aunt for a time, he also gave a large collection of his books to the Rogue River Library in memory of his aunt.

    Leslie Arnold Rigel and Mabel Christina Neathamer had the following children:

      i. FRANCES IRENE6 RIGEL (daughter).

      ii. MARTHA JANE RIGEL (daughter). She married (1) CARL DENNIS CROWELL in Mar 2001. He was born on 07 Apr 1945 in Oakland, California. She married (2) WILLIAM SAMUEL MCKNIGHT on 14 Sep 1996 in Wimer, Oregon. He was born on 19 Oct 1912 in Maine. He died on 23 Apr 2005 in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon. She married (3) GERALD YAWN on 04 Aug 1951 in Wimer (Salt Creek), Oregon. He was born on 12 Aug 1934 in Perry County, Mississippi. He died on 22 Apr 1992 in Grants Pass, Oregon.

      iii. STEPHEN ARNOLD RIGEL (son).

      iv. ANNIE MABEL RIGEL (daughter). She married MARVIN JOSEPH JENSEN on 29 Jun 1958 in Wimer (Salt Creek), Oregon, son of Joseph S Jensen and Leah Estella Thralls. He was born on 16 Dec 1925 in Selma, California. He died on 29 Jun 1999 in Wimer, Oregon.

      v. NETTIE JANE RIGEL (daughter).

      vi. JOHN ANDREW RIGEL (son). He married (1) HELEN REBECCA ROSS on 27 Oct 1963 in Wimer (Salt Creek), Oregon. He married (2) JUDY ANN WOOD-OAKS in 1982. She was born on 04 Mar 1946 in Richland, Washington. She died on 23 May 2009 in Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia.

      vii. ROSA CHRISTINA RIGEL (daughter). She married RICHARD RAY ROSS on 08 Apr 1965 in Wimer, Oregon. He was born on 08 Apr 1947 in Springfield, Ohio. He died on 21 Feb 2002 in Camas, Washington.

      viii. MARY ELIZABETH RIGEL (daughter).

      ix. MELVINA ANN RIGEL (daughter).

      x. WILLIAM LESLIE RIGEL (son). He married DONNA LEA WENZ on 24 Sep 1983 in Wimer, Oregon, daughter of David Henry Wenz and Rosalie Marion Williams. She was born on 29 Sep 1946 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. She died on 25 Jul 2010 in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon.

      xi. RUTHIE MAY RIGEL (daughter). She married MICHAEL HARRY BAILEY on 26 Nov 1971 in Rogue River, Oregon. He was born on 28 Mar 1952 in San Diego, California. He died on 10 Aug 2001 in Medford, Oregon.

      xii. BUD A RIGEL (son).

  13. VELDIA MARY ELIZABETH5 RIGEL (David Booth,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 29 Sep 1901 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. She died on 25 Sep 1966 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. She married (1) ALBERT ERASMUS KEARNS on 02 Jun 1920 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri (marriage of Albert Erasmus Kearns and Veldia Mary E Rigel with her parents in attendance). He was born in 1901 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. She married (2) WILBUR JENNINGS KINNEAR in 1930 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri (Marriage of Wilbur Jennings Kinnear and Veldia Mary Elizabeth Rigel -daughter of David Booth Rigel and Dollie Jane Thomas Rigel). He was born on 08 Mar 1897 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas. He died in Jan 1976 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas. She married (3) UNKNOWN.

    Albert Erasmus Kearns and Veldia Mary Elizabeth Rigel had the following child:

      i. ALBERT E6 KEARNS (son) was born on 25 Apr 1921 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. He died on 14 Dec 2004 in Seattle, King County, Washington. He married FLORA MARIE ARNETT. She was born on 22 Jul 1922 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. She died on 02 May 2003 in Seattle, King County, Washington.

    Unknown and Veldia Mary Elizabeth Rigel had the following child:

      i. INFANT DAUGHTER6 RIGEL (daughter) was born on 13 Sep 1919 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. She died on 13 Sep 1919 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

  14. ALVINA H5 RIGEL (David Booth,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 04 Aug 1904 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. She died on 19 Mar 1985 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. She married WILLIAM OTT TURNER. He was born in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. He died in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

    William Ott Turner and Alvina H Rigel had the following children:

      i. BONNIE6 TURNER (daughter).

      ii. CLARA TURNER (daughter).

      iii. DARRELL TURNER (son).

  15. DAVID J5 RIGEL (David Booth,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 25 Jan 1906 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 08 Dec 1981 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. He married MARGARET LOUISE WEIR on 14 Apr 1940 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. She was born on 11 Apr 1910 in Weir City, Cherokee County, Kansas. She died on 19 Dec 1997 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

    Notes for David J Rigel: David at home reading the newspaper. Buried in White Chapel Memorial Garden.

    David J Rigel and Margaret Louise Weir had the following children:

      i. DAVENA LOUISE6 RIGEL (daughter). She married 1ST LTD. JULIUS MORRES "JAMES" LIEPMAN on 16 Sep 1972 in Sumner County, Kansas, son of Morres Vickers Liepman and Elva Violet Sheffield. He was born on 25 Aug 1926 in Fort Scott, Bourbon Co, KS. He died on 02 Feb 2007 in The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Texas.

      ii. JANISUE RIGEL (daughter) was born on 19 Jul 1945 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States of America. She married (1) EDGAR HENRY SCHNEIDER on 16 Jun 1968 in Wichita, Kansas (Unity Church of Wichita Marriage to Edgar Henry Schneider Wichita Kansas Edgar Henry Schneider born in New York parents of Killian Schneider and Amy Burg both from Germany). He was born on 07 Oct 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She married (2) WILLARD DEAN MAYNARD on 21 Jun 1984 in Grand Prairie, Tarrant, Texas (Marriage to Willard D Maynard. Fellow employee at Piedmont Airines. Born in Vance, North Carolina and transferred to Dallas Fort Worth Airport for Piedmont Airlines.). He was born on 07 Nov 1952 in Vance County, North Carolina, USA. Divorced.

      Edgar Henry Schneider and Janisue Rigel had the following children:

        i. SARAH AMANDA7 SCHNEIDER (daughter).

        ii. BARON ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER (son).

  16. VIOLET E5 RIGEL (David Booth,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in 1908 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. She died in Commerce City, Colorado. She married FRANK SAUTER on 22 Apr 1925 in Pineville, Missouri, son of Joseph Sauter and Kate Steinmueller. He was born on 28 Nov 1891 in Colorado. He died on 16 Jan 1978 in Sterling, Logan, Colorado.

    Frank Sauter and Violet E Rigel had the following children:

      i. BEULAH6 SAUTER (daughter) was born about 1925.

      ii. ETHEL SAUTER (daughter) was born about 1927.

  17. GEORGE W5 RIGEL (David Booth,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 28 Oct 1915 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 20 Jul 1986 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. He married (1) MARY KATHRYN JACOBY on 17 Jun 1936 in Milliken, Colorado, daughter of Peter G Jacoby and Mary Kathryn Kraus. She was born on 28 Feb 1912 in Windsor, Colorado. She died on 14 Dec 2003 in Chalmette, Saint Bernard, Louisiana. He married (2) ELMA LORRAINE MERKLEY in common law spouse (common law spouse). She was born on 04 May 1924. She died on 20 Jul 1986 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

    From Greeley Tribune

    Mary Rigel Mary Kathryn Rigel, 91, of Chalmette, La., died Sunday, Dec. 14, in Chalmette. She was born Feb. 28, 1912, in Windsor to Pete and Mary Kathryn (Kraus) Jacoby. When she was 4 years old, she moved with her family to a farm in the Johnstown-Milliken area. She attended Fairview School. On June 17, 1936, she married George W. Rigel. They farmed in Milliken and later moved to Windsor. After selling the farm, they moved to Greeley. Mrs. Rigel was a cabinet maker for Aljo Trailer Co. After the Colorado plant closed, she was transferred to Gardena, Calif., where she worked for Central Trailer Industries until she retired. She loved sports and was on the first girls softball team to play under the lights at night. Mrs. Rigel belonged to the Greeley Senior Activity Centers. She went snowshoeing, whitewater rafting, camping and dancing. She loved to play cards and shoot pool. Her hobbies including crocheting, crafts and gardening. She always had beautiful flowers. Mrs. Rigel lived in Albuquerque from 1990-2000. She had lived in Chalmette since 2000. Survivors are two daughters, Georgia M. Davis and husband Bob of Albuquerque and Mary Jane Bordelon and husband Tommy and Mary Jane's former husband, Philip J. Dragon, all of Violet, La.; three sons, James D. Rigel and wife Lena of Albuquerque, William B. Rigel of Lutz, Fla., and Robert E. Rigel of Oakland, Calif.; two brothers, Harry Jacoby and wife Buelah of La Salle and Rueben Jacoby and wife Betty of Johnstown; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Her parents and three sisters, Mollie Lott, Esther Rutt and Frieda Eslinger, and two brothers, Edward H. and Donald Jacoby, are deceased. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel. Interment will be in the Johnstown Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday at the Macy Chapel.

    George W Rigel and Mary Kathryn Jacoby had the following children:

      i. GEORGIA MARIE6 RIGEL (daughter).

      ii. JAMES DAVID "BUD" RIGEL (son).

      iii. MARY JANE RIGEL (daughter). She married (1) BORDELON. She married (2) PHILIP J. DRAGON on 31 Mar 1963 in Alburquerque, New Mexico (Sandia Base, US Army), son of Harold Louis DRAGON and Adele Jeanne Mary DuRAPAU. He was born on 23 Nov 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He died on 23 May 2004 in Meraux, St Bernard, Louisiana. (Died at home of Colon Cancer after a 6 year battle.)

      iv. ROBERT EUGENE RIGEL (son).

      v. WILLIAM B. RIGEL (son).

  18. JAMES DAVID5 RIGEL (David Booth,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 26 May 1918 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa. He died on 02 Sep 1985 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. He married P ELVIRA RIGEL. She was born on 13 Mar 1917. She died on 06 Mar 2003 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

    James David Rigel and P Elvira Rigel had the following children:

      i. CHARLES DAVID6 RIGEL (son) was born on 04 Oct 1942 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. He died on 14 Jul 2005 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. He married NEVER MARRIED.

      ii. ETHEL NANDINE RIGEL (daughter) was born in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. She married YORK in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

      iii. JAMES RAY "JIMMY" RIGEL (son) was born on 07 Oct 1940 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri. He died on 03 Jul 1994 in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

      iv. MYRTLE E RIGEL (daughter) was born in Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

  19. SUSAN J.5 RIGEL (Isaac,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born in Oct 1867 in Ohio. She died on 23 Nov 1919. She married JOHN T WALTERS. He was born in Oct 1843 in Ohio.

    John T Walters and Susan J. Rigel had the following children:

      i. GEORGE E6 WALTERS (son) was born in Mar 1887 in Ohio.

      ii. LUTHER ELMER WALTERS (son) was born on 16 Mar 1888 in Ohio. He married ESTELLA M WALTERS. She was born about 1892 in Ohio.

      iii. JENNIE WALTERS (daughter) was born in Nov 1890 in Ohio.

      iv. DOLLY WALTERS (daughter) was born in Apr 1892 in Ohio. She died on 21 Nov 1936 in Logan County, Ohio. She married GROVER CLEVELAND MCGEE, son of James E Mcgee and Jane E Mcgee. He was born on 02 Apr 1886 in Ohio. He died on 12 Jan 1943 in Logan, Ohio.

      v. DOLLIE WALTERS (daughter) was born in Jun 1893 in Ohio.

  20. LYDIA5 RIGEL (Isaac,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 06 May 1870 in Defiance, Defiance, Ohio. She died on 14 Jun 1939 in Clawson, Oakland, Michigan. She married WILLIAM HENRY HINSCH in 1888, son of John Charles William Hinsch and Barbara Hinsch. He was born in Jun 1854 in Ohio.

    William Henry Hinsch and Lydia Rigel had the following children:

      i. FLOYD6 HINSCH (son) was born in May 1891 in Ohio.

      ii. RUTH HINSCH (daughter) was born in Nov 1893 in Ohio.

      iii. ROLLAND BURTON HINSCH (son) was born on 11 Nov 1898 in Ohio. He died on 13 Jul 1980 in Saline, Washtenaw, Michigan.

  21. ADAM JONAS5 RIGEL (Isaac,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 22 Feb 1872 in Ohio. He died on 13 Feb 1937 in Warren, Tuscarawas, Ohio. He married DORA ELLEN GUSLER in 1896. She was born in 1878 in Defiance, Ohio. She died on 08 Jul 1960 in Fowler, Ohio.

    Adam Jonas Rigel and Dora Ellen Gusler had the following children:

      i. BLANCHE6 RIGEL (daughter) was born on 08 Jan 1898 in Ohio. She died on 08 Jan 1961 in Warren, Ohio.

      ii. OSCAR LAVON RIGEL (son) was born on 16 Apr 1899 in Ohio. He died on 23 Apr 1963 in Warren, Ohio.

      iii. LUCY RIGEL (daughter) was born on 24 Jan 1901 in Ohio. She died on 29 Aug 1998 in Irvine, Kentucky.

      iv. CARICE RIGEL (daughter) was born on 31 Jul 1903 in Ohio. She died in May 1986 in Warren County, Ohio.

      v. BEN M RIGEL (son) was born on 13 Jul 1909 in Defiance, Ohio. He died on 20 Dec 1995 in Home, Warren, Ohio. He married GEORGIA MAE MOBLEY on 17 Jun 1990 in Warren, Ohio. She was born on 19 Mar 1912. She died on 17 Jun 1990.

  22. LOVINA JANE JENNIE5 RIGEL (Isaac,4 Jeremiah,3 John Jacob Jr2 Riegel, John Jacob1 Riegel) was born on 04 Apr 1876 in Ohio. She died on 19 Jan 1936. She married DAVID MASTERS ROBINSON on 29 Aug 1895. He was born on 24 Sep 1870 in Paulding, Paulding, Ohio. He died on 11 Apr 1908.

    David Masters Robinson and Lovina Jane JENNIE Rigel had the following children:

      i. JENNIE MAE6 ROBINSON (daughter) was born on 01 Oct 1896 in Defiance, Defiance, Ohio.

      ii. ELMER LLOYD ROBINSON (son) was born on 06 Aug 1898 in Paulding, Paulding, Ohio.

      iii. EDITH B ROBINSON (daughter) was born on 11 Jan 1901 in Ohio.

      iv. ALICE LEE RUTH ROBINSON (daughter) was born on 03 Aug 1903 in Hicksville, Defiance, Ohio. She died on 14 Jun 1994 in Bryan, Williams, Ohio.

      v. OLEN GOOD ROBINSON (son) was born on 17 Sep 1907 in Defiance, Defiance, Ohio. He died on 05 Oct 1940 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana.

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