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Three Heidel families can be found in the 1870 US census living in Green Lake County. Note that this census does not identify the relationships among those in the household. In Mackford Township the census shows Fredric Heidel (age 48), Mary (49), Fredric (23), August (17) and Minnie (16). In Manchester Township the census shows Frank Heidel (44). The first listed after Frank was possibly a Jonas or Jonah, or maybe, the not so Prussian name, Janie (40). The next was named Frank (21?), then one named Mary (18), next a female that appears to have been named Johan (16), then a male named Samuel (14), then John (8) and then Henry (2). In Princeton Township a recording for Frank Heidle (27), Minnie (26), Elizabeth (5), Emma (3) and Minnie (1) can be found.
Also known to be residing in Brandon, Wisconsin by 1877 was a family headed by Fred S. Heidel. The three children in his household were named John, Mary and Herman. Fredís wife was named Marie. Their whereabouts in 1870 has not been determined, but it likely may not have been far from Markesan, since daughter Mary was born in Green Lake on June 13, 1864.
Frank & Minnie Heidle of Princeton were my great-grandparents. There was a definite connection between Frank Heidle and Frederick Heidel. Frank was a son of Frederick. This would make (Christian) Frederick and Marie Heidel my great-great-grandparents. I am assuming that Frank Heidel living in Mackford was a brother to Frederick. How Fred S. Heidel may have been related to either of these has not been determined. His year of birth is understood to have been 1832 so he would not have been a son to either. He could have been a younger brother, but with a brother named Frederick would this have been probable?