John N. Igel and Paulina emigrated from Baden-Wurrtemberg, Germany separately and ended up in St. Michael, Minnesota from 1850-1874, then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. This book is the story of John N. Igel and Paulina including photographs, maps, service in the Civil War, and the descendants of 6 of the 7 children born to them.
Ann Olmscheid Thomes is married to Christopher and they have two daughters Jaclyn and Jessica. They live in Minnesota. Ann loves to write family history books and the Igel Family History book is her seventh book. The Igel family is her father, John W. Olmscheid's, side of the family. John N. Igel and Paulina Aydt are Ann's great-great grandparents the pioneers and immigrants to St. Michael, Minnesota.