Trevor - Thank you for your message to me about the probable origin of Noechel. I have reached a total dead end with this, the only time I see the name listed is on my grandmother's death certificate. She was born and raised in Champaign, IL so it is possible the family is linked. If you come across a Frank in the family I would really love to know about it. I have no idea when or where Frank Noechel died and so I have not located any kind of death certificate on him. And obviously if he died prior to the state mandated reports of death, I may not be able to confirm anything anyway. Unfortunately my father died well before I had any interest in genealogy and my grandmother died before I was born.
Thanks for the tip.