Joseph and Theresa M. Kiesel are my ggggrandparents. Joseph was born Feb. 9, 1825 , d. Mar. 24, 1897. Theresa was born July 4, 1838, d. July 11, 1907. Both are buried in Owatonna, MN. Two of their sons John b. Sept. 20, 1871, d. Mar. 24, 1893 (from a construction accident) and Edward b. Mar. 3, 1882, d. Nov. 26, 1882 are buried by their parents. I have pictures of their gravestones. They had 11 children. Ida b. 1866, Anna b. 1863, Theresa b. 1861, Emma b. 1868, Clara b. 1871, Mary b. 1862, Charles, John b. 1874, George, Edward b. 1882, Joe b. 1880. Joseph and Theresa Kiesel are from Bavaria. It is believed that at one time they were in NH. They moved to Owatonna, MN where most of their children were born.