Dennis, you wrote on old message (1999) on the Christov PRECHEL family from Blue Earth Co. Hopefully you are still interested in a comment. In another place you mentioned he emigrated from "Podstolitz". This is the same place from which Gottlieb Prechel (b 1826 Nov 20) originated (says Dallas McColley) and who emigrated to Waseca Co.in 1855. Does anyone know if the Johann PROECHEL, b 1812 in an unknown specific place (family says W.Prussia), d 1894, Iosco, Waseca Co., is related to them? He would seem to be. The name seems to be the same and is pronounced similarly. Johann was said to marry Wilhelmine WRUCK in 1836 at Hermannsdorf, Wirsitz Co., Posen, 25 mi. to the northeast of Podstolitz, Kolmar Co., Posen, (near Radwonke where Gottlieb got married). Thanks for any comments from anyone.