GRIESEL
 

Griesel was located southwest of Harper, Section 10, Collins Township.
(West of Collins)

Griesel had a Post Office during the years 1893-1901.

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From Families Vol I, 1995:
When Samuel Minks was discharged from the Union army  at the end of the Civil War, he moved, with his  parents, to St. Clair County and settled three miles west of Collins. He started a general store, blacksmith shop and  gristmill there. The settlement was named Greisel. The store was listed in Dunn and Bradstreet as being a place where anything from a sewing machine needle to an Altman-Taylor threshing machine could be purchased.
 

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