Donna (Friebel) Storz

Donna (Friebel) Storz

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Donna M. Storz formerly Friebel
Born 1960s.
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Sister of [private brother (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1940s - 1990s)], [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
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Categories: Michel Richard Interest Group | Acadians Project | MtDNA Haplogroup X2b.

Donna Friebel was born in 1962. Her mother was Susan Gallier[1][2] and her father was Leroy Friebel. [3][4] 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 Records
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


  1. Maternal relationship is confirmed by an exact HVR1 and HVR2 match between the Family Tree DNA mtDNA test for Donna Storz and the Family Tree DNA mtDNA test of her maternal line cousin Candice Burton. See Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Project Kits B5389 and 373189 confirming their direct maternal lines back to their MRCA Barbe Bajolet
  2. Maternal relationship is confirmed by an exact HVR1 and HVR2 match between this Family Tree DNA mtDNA test for Donna (Friebel) Storz and this Family Tree DNA mtDNA test of her maternal line cousin Mary-Lucille (Andrus) Sims.
  3. Parental relationships are confirmed by 23andme matches between Donna and her brother Ron Friebel . They share 2641cM which is consistent with being siblings.
  4. 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.

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Canada to Louisiana to Texas
Germany to Texas in 1867
Germany to Texas in/before 1846.
Germany to Texas
Frugia, Fregia, etc.
France to Canada to Louisiana
Variant of Gallien; use began in 1840's in Texas
My father is first generation American one one side with his father coming from Germany in 1884 and 2nd generation on other side with his grandfather coming in 1867.
My maternal line is from Louisiana--being there from the early 1700's through 1883 when my grandmother was born in Houma.
I'll try and help with pre-1500 merges as able.

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On 20 Nov 2018 at 16:09 GMT Stephanie Ward wrote:

Wanted to let you know I wanted to fix a typo on your Orange County, Texas page, and ended up doing several minor edits. There is no place on free space pages to explain changes, so wanted to 'fess up so as not to be accused of hit-and-run. I know the page is a work in progress, but I'm somewhat compulsive about editing, so I did a fair amount that you would have done eventually. I hope you don't mind. Left this message on Mary's page as well. Cheers!

On 9 Jun 2018 at 17:24 GMT Crystal (Prince) Tyrrell wrote:

Hi Donna, we are 7th Cousins, once removed. Your 6th Great-Grandfather, Pierre, is my 7th Great-Grandfather.

On 30 Apr 2018 at 18:11 GMT G Moore wrote:

Hi, I went through and added sources for all of Henry Horne Hayes's family members and have come to the conclusion that he was probably not from Granville County, North Carolina. It was probably another Henry Hayes.


On 12 Apr 2018 at 03:31 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register. Here is the G2G page to go to register: Plus you can add your name, plus your Wikitree ID plus your email on the free space page and go to the privacy tab and click on the trusted list to be added to it and leave your email under where they have the managers listed and I will make your a profile manager of the free space page.

Thank you very much from the Team Tennessee Volunteers fearless leader Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517. Here is the corrected link to go to register. Also follow this instruction here:The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am.

Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 2 Jan 2018 at 19:14 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 3 Dec 2017 at 16:27 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thank you Donna for your note.. I listed your name on the Jefferson and Orange counties. I quite understand with having a lot on your plate.. I also am project coordinator for Georgia, Nevada, and South Carolina.. Often when researching South Carolina or Georgia, I find a source or info on one source that actually pertains to the other state counties, so I open another window, and pull it up and post.. Any little bit helps..

On 3 Dec 2017 at 02:27 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Donna

Welcome to the Texas Subproject. I have posted your name. If you have time, look over the project page, and let me know what you feel you can add to this large state history.

I glanced at your family, looks like they may have been in the East Texas area?

Just let me know what you feel you have time to do..

Mary -Project Coordinator

On 2 Dec 2017 at 22:57 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the US History Project and the Texas Subproject!!

On 20 Oct 2017 at 19:09 GMT Jelena Eckstädt wrote: is my 9x great uncle. I use this source for him. (OFB Werdorf). If you have a look at the parallel source in OFB Edingen you can see that the surname of his spouse is written "Scherer" there. I created her here Could you please complete the merge of your Anna Elisabeth Schir and my Anna Elisabeth Scherer which I proposed. I think we should use the name of the Edingen profile and the children of the Werdorf profile.

Thanks for doing that. Jelena

On 4 Oct 2017 at 18:59 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Please see Where did you find this source? It's pure gold and clearly ties her to the German Coast Mathers. Natchitoches parish legal records by Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association (La.) Thanks for entering all that information.

Also: I added this profile to gather information. I may have to merge him later. He owned a slave in 1740 so would have to be born by 1722 (if 18) or 1719 (if 21). If Johann and Regina's son, he would be the nursing child in the census of 1724 but that would be old to be still nursing.

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Queen Victoria Donna is 21 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 24 degrees from Katy Jurado and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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