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Kinsel Genealogy and Kinsel Family History Information

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About the Kinsel surname

Our ancestor, August Kintzel, came from what is now Germany (maybe Hesse?) in the 1840s and settled in or near St. Louis, Missouri. The family story is that to avoid conscription into the Confederacy, the family moved to Indiana at the time of the Civil War, and changed the name to "Kinsel".