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.
Donna Storz's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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 X, Mitosearch AUGK3, FTDNA kit #B5389
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..
Please see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Thily-1. 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 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Maderne-16 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.