Andrew Riedele was born January 3, 1829, in Reichau Baiern, Germany.
The 1860 United States census showed Andrew Riedele (age 30, born in Bavaria, farmer) married to Mary (age 29, born in Bavaria) and living in Laketown Township, Carver County, Minnesota. Children Mary (age 2, born in Minnesota) and Flora (age 3 months, born in Minnesota) also lived with the couple.
The 1870 United States census showed Andrew Redile (age 40, born in Bavaria, miller) married to Mary (age 38, born in Bavaria) and living in Chaska, Minnesota. Children Mary (age 12, born in Minnesota), Honl (age 10, born in Minnesota), Philip (age 8, born in Minnesota), and Anton (age 5, born in Minnesota) also lived with the couple.
The 1875 Minnesota census showed Andrew Riedele (age 45, born in Bavaria) married to Mary (age 45, born in Bavaria) and living in Chaska, Minnesota. Children Flora (age 15, born in Minnesota), Philip (age 12, born in Minnesota), Anton (age 10, born in Minnesota), and Clara (age 4, born in Minnesota) also lived with the couple.
The 1880 United States census showed Andreas Rederle (age 50, born in Germany, hotel keeper) married to Maria (age 50, born in Germany) and living in Chaska, Minnesota. Children Philip (age 18, born in Minnesota, laborer), Anton (age 15, born in Minnesota), and Clara (age 9, born in Minnesota) also lived with the couple.
A. Riedele, a native of Germany, was born in 1829. Until attaining majority his time was spent in the milling business. Coming about that time to America, he spent one year farming near Philadelphia. In 1855 he came to Minnesota and took a claim of 200 acres near Chaska and lived on it for fourteen years. He then purchased a flouring mill which he ran for twelve years, selling subsequently both farm and mill. In 1879 he built a fine, commodious brick house near the railroad and is keeping hotel. In 1881 he formed a partnership with Mr. Bierline. They have a good brick yard, employ fifteen men and make about 15,000 brick per day. In 1855 Miss Neabale became his wife. Flora, Philip, Antone and Clara are their living children. (History of the Minnesota Valley, Including the Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota, Rev. Edward D. Neill, North Star Publishing Company, Minneapolis, MN, 1882, Page 365)
Died. At his residence in Chaska, Minn., on Monday, June 13th , Andrew Riedele, aged 58 years, of Stomach and Kidney trouble, after an illness of six weeks. Mr. Riedele was so well and favorably known in this county that an extended obituary is un-necessary. He was born at Reich How, Biern, Germany, January 3d, 1829, leaving his native land he came to Philadelphia in 1854, remaining there until 1855, when he came to Minnesota and settled on a farm in Laketown, which he still owns. In 1869, he purchased the Grist Mill in the ravine near Chaska which he operated for 11 years, when he moved to this village and engaged in the Hotel and Brick business, in connection with his two sons, Philip and Anton, continuing the same up to the time of his death last Monday. In all his business affairs he has ever been successful, accumulating quite a competency. He was an honest, upright man in all his dealings with his fellow men and leaves the world without an enemy. He leaves a wife and four children, Philip, Anton, Flora and Clara, all married excepting Clara. (Weekly Valley Herald, Thursday, June 16, 1887, Volume XXV, Number 33, Page 4)