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My research on Nicolas Reel, who was born 03 November 1821 in Fredericktown, Frederick county, Maryland and married Sarah Ann Pampell (1830-1896)there on 04 October 1849. They left Maryland, probably in 1853 and moved to Pike county, Illinois before my great grandfather, Lewis was born 06 March 1854 there. Sometime between the birth of their last two children they came to Middletown, Montgomery county, Missouri. Nicolas died there 23 May 1906 and was buried in Fairmont Cemetery.
Their children:

1.John William Reel a twin born 29 June 1850 in Fredericktown, married 16 October 1873 Pike, Illinois to Anna Nancy Betts (1850-1893); he died 29 March 1913 in Pike, Illinois. They had two boys and three girls

2.Michael Lawrence Reel the other twin also born 29 June 1850 in Fredericktown; married 22 August 1875 in Pike, Illinois to Dorcas Waggner (1853-1928) they had three children. He moved to South Dakota in the 1880's

3.Nicholas Reel born 15 March 1852 in Fredericktown; married Sarah Jane Houf (1855-1944) in Missouri on 13 September 1876. He died 13 October 1883 in Livingston county, Missouri. They had three sons.

4.Lewis C Reel born 06 March 1854 in Illinois married Minerva Mulherin (1851-1920)25 January 1877 in Middletown. He died 20 July 1901 in Audrain county, Missouri and is buried (no headstone) in Vandalia Cemetery. They Had seven children, three boys and four girls. Family stories refer to him as a one-armed thresher/farmer. I have not been able to confirm the tale.

5.Catherine Reel born February 1859 in Pike, Illinois married an unknown Palmer their son Nathan born 1889. Her second husband was Joshua Page, they married 18 May 1899 in Brown county, Kansas and filed divorce in 1907 after the death of Nathan.

6.Ann Kassandra Reel born 10 April 1861 in Pike, Illinois married Thomas David Nuckles (1842-1897)about 1880. She died 13 February 1940 in Los Angeles, California. They had eleven children, her last three (two boys & a girl) triplets born one month after the death of her husband, Thomas Nuckles.

7.Callie Reel born October 1864 in Middletown married 01 September 1887 there to Arthur Hudson (1866-1892) and died 30 January 1921 in St. Louis city at daugthers home. She was buried in Fairmont Cemetery. They had two daughters and one son.
Maryland to Missouri Reel's
Updated February 4, 2006

Robert Reel
oldebob@excite.com

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