Donna Friebel was born in 1962. Her mother was Susan Gallier and her father was Leroy Friebel.  My paternal grandfather came from Germany in 1884 to Texas and wed the daughter of another German immigrant in 1890. My maternal ancestors were primarily Acadians who ended up in Louisiana following the devastating deportations of the Acadians in Nova Scotia by the British during the Seven Year War. Some came to Louisiana from their exile in the British Colonies, while others came from their exile in France some twenty years after their deportation to Europe.
So my ancestry interests include Germany, France, Acadia, Quebecois (French-Canadian), Louisiana, and Texas. I live about 2000 miles away from there now so my local libraries don't include many genealogy sources for them. Therefore, I've purchased a number of reference books and can look up information here and will add citations to relevant wikitree profiles, regardless of my own relation to the person.
Sources That I Have Available for Look-ups
Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records, Volumes 1-6 (1718-1799)
Southwest Louisiana Records CD (1750-1900)
South Louisiana Records, Lafourche ~ Terrebonne, Volumes 1-7 (1794-1885)
Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records
Volume 1a - Acadian Records, 1707-1748
Volume 1b - Pointe Coupeé Records, 1722-1769
Volumes 2-10 (1770-1867)
Natchitoches Registers of the Post of St Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches 1734-1764 by D'Antoni
Natchitoches Parish Legal Records Vol 1 (10 Aug 1738 to 6 Jan 1762)
Natchitoches Abstracts of the Post of St Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches 1729-1803 by Mills
Marriage Contracts of Natchitoches 1739-1803 by DeVille
Natchitoches Abstracts of St. Francois des Natchitoches 1800-1826 by Mills
Natchitoches Church Marriages 1818-1850 by Mills
Natchitoches Baptisms, 1817-1840 by Judy Riffel
Natchitoches Baptisms, 1841-1849 by Judy Riffel
Natchitoches Colonials- A Source Book: Censuses, Military Rolls, & Tax Lists 1722-1803 by Mills
The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color by Mills & Mills
↑ Parental relationships are confirmed by 23andme matches between Donna and her brother Ron Friebel . They share 2641cM which is consistent with being siblings.
↑ Paternal relationship confirmed with ancestry DNA testing between Living Niemann and her first cousin, once removed, Donna Storz who were both tested at ancestryDNA with a predicted relationship of 2nd Cousins, which is genetically equivalent to 1st cousin, once removed. They share 296cM over 20 segments.
↑ Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 23andMe test match between Sadie Staley and Donna Storz, first cousins twice removed. Their MRCAs are Gottfried Franz Friebel and Anna Bossler, the 2x great grandparents of Sadie Staley and grandparents of Donna Storz. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: Second cousin, based on sharing 321 cM across 12 segments.
↑ Paternal relationships are confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Donna Friebel Storz and her third cousin, MPHR, the daughter of Alvin Hillis and Frieda Friebel. Their most-recent common ancestors are their 2x great grandparents, Gottfried Daniel Gottlieb Friebel and Johanne Louise König. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 4th-6th cousins, based on sharing 43 cM across 4 segments, which is within the range for 3rd cousins; Confidence: High.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Donna or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Donna (Friebel) Storz:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup X2b7, FTDNA kit #B5389, MitoYDNA ID T10906[compare]