Linda Olson <lgo1@...>
I am a "newbie" to this so please have patience. I am requesting
information or links for the following family geneology. My
grandfather was Fredrick William OERTEL and I believe born in NYC, and
who's father had a cigar shop in the Bedford-Stiver area around 1890's.
Fred ran away for home, heading west to settle in Brighton, Il. in early
1900's. There he married and fathered 13 children. He was known as
"Chicken Oertel" as he reised and sold chickens and eggs, and worked as
a painter and farmer. He was alienated >from his family but my mother
remembered several family members living on Long Island, NY. I am
specifically researching that linage and any information regarding
temple or shul affiliation in NY. Thanks to all who respond.