Although I lived in Wisconsin my entire life, most of my family roots are in Minnesota, mostly Dakota County. I am mostly connected with the Kasel, Wagner, Beissel, Thurmes and Marschall surnames. My father, Math Kasel, is the son of Mathias Kasel and Mary Thurmes. My mother's birth name was Rosemary Wagner, daughter of Dominick Wagner and Marianna Beissel. I joined Find-A-Grave mostly to connect family members and friends. I am a retired human service manager. I have been working on my family genealogy, off and on, for about ten years. My wife of 36 years is an RN. We have two sons.