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The Biel (Biehl) Family of Oering, Schleswig-Holstein Province of Germany

Welcome to a collection of family history for some of my Biel kinfolk who immigrated to Nebraska in the late 1800's from the Schleswig-Holstein province of (today) northern Germany. Most of the information contained within these Web pages originated from a Biel family history published in 1991 by Marjorie Plambeck titled "A Family Heritage: The Biel Family". I obtained a copy of this small publication from my mother some years ago.

The known patriarch and matriarch of the family were Hinrich and Margaretha (Tegen) Biehl who lived in or near the small village of Oering, located between Hamburg and Kiel, Germany. Their only known child was Hans Christian Biehl, born 1817, who married Margaretha Catharina Dorothea Finnern in 1838. Hans died 1875 and Margaretha died 1881 in Germany. Hans and Margaretha had seven children, but subsequent information is known only about Hans Hinrich Christian Biehl, born 1845 in Oering, Germany.