Mary Bridget Gurry
My information on my Gastel relatives is limited
to the past six generations, starting with the first Gastel in my line
to come to the United States. The family legend is that our first Gastel
in America came alone at age 12 to New York State in 1812, after walking
across France. He tried settling in what is now Northern Ohio (where I
now live) but left do to the uprisings of the Native Americans (Indians).
He returned to the Buffalo, NY area. His name was Georg(e) Gastel
which some members of the family think was spelled originally perhaps Gaestel.
I do not know who he married but he did have a son and the line continued:
64. Georg(e) Gastel (or Gaestel)
32. John Gastel
16. Louis Gastel
8. George Louis Gastel
4. George Andrew Gastel
2. Marilyn Gastel
1. Mary Bridget Gurry
you have any information please contact me at above e-mail address.