Bio: Reul, William (1857 - ?)


Contact: Janet


Surnames: Reul, Schwan, Lange, Bretler


----Sources: Immigration and Census Records


Rev. William Reul (b. May 1857) was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States of America aboard the Elbe, departing from the Bremen and Southampton port September 24, 1890.  He was thirty-three years old.  That same year he accepted a call to serve the German Lutheran Evangelical Trinity Church in Loyal, Wisconsin and served the newly formed Friedens Gemeinde Congregation located in rural Unity Township.


A new church, 32' x 60' was built next in Loyal and dedicated on July 23, 1893. A horse shed was built next to it..  In 1903, prior to Rev. W. Lange being called to the church, Rev. Reul organized the first Ladies' Aid Society before taking a call in Almond, Portage County, Wisconsin.



The first Trinity Lutheran Church in the Village of Loyal, Wisconsin



Immigration, New York, New York, New York, United States, 24 Sep 1890


Wilh. Reul
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: Laborer
Ship Name: Elbe
Birth Year (Estimated): 1857
Departure Port: Bremen & Southampton
Literacy: Unknown
Destination Place: USA
Transit or Travel Compartment: Staying in the USA [Transit]; Cabin Passenger [Travel]


1900 Federal Census, ED 25 Loyal township Loyal village, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, Pg. 1, Family 5

Wm Ruel, white, single, male, minister
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany:
Immigration Year: 1890

Household Members
Head Ernest Schwan M 53 (Feb 1847) Germany
Wife Henrietta Schwan F 49 (Jun 1851) Germany
Daughter Ella Schwan F 26 (Mar 1874) Wisconsin
Son Otto Schwan M 24 (Mar 1876) Wisconsin
Daughter Martha Schwan F 22 (Oct 1878) Wisconsin
Son Chas Schwan M 20 (Dec 1880) Wisconsin
Son Louis Schwan M 17 (Jun 1883) Wisconsin
Daughter Amanda Schwan F 14 (Dec 1886) Wisconsin
Daughter Esther Schwan F 7 (Dec 1893) Wisconsin
Boarder Wm Ruel M 43 (May 1857) Germany


1910 Federal Census, Lanark, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, District: 54, Family 53


Reverend William Reul, white, single male
Immigration Year: 1890
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Head Gustov Bretler M 44 Germany
Wife Carrie Bretler F 42 Germany
Son Irving Bretler M 20 Wisconsin
Son Albert Bretler M 19 Wisconsin
Daughter Louise Bretler F 17 Wisconsin
Son William Bretler M 14 Wisconsin
Daughter Minnie Bretler F 10 Wisconsin
Daughter Arna Bretler F 5 Wisconsin
Boarder Reverend William Reul M 53 (Germany)



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