Jehl Family Genealogy Forum
Your G-grandfather arrived in Ft. Wayne MAY 17, 1888. He had two of three brothers in Ft. Wayne also. Virgil and Emil. I know nothing of Emil and his family except that he married Antonete RUSS in Alsace before going to Ft. Wayne. I do have a detailed family line for Virgil YEHL. HE is the one who changed the name. Even after changing, some of his grandkids who grew up in Ft. Wayne have records with the traditional "J" spelling. Your father is Thomas, G-father is Leo and you have 4 children at my last count.
These three original boys had another brother Theophil. I have not studied him much as of yet, but I believe that his offspring settled in Olean, N.Y. They also spell it Yehl. One of Virgil's sons moved to Orrville, Ohio in the late 1930s with 10 children. Yehls of East central Ohio are his results. There is a David Yehl there. There was a Jehl/Yehl centennial family reunion in 1988 in Ft. Wayne. I was there with some Ohio Yehls. Even David Yehl attended. Please write at cleandog @ a o l.com Thanks