George came to the US with his family when he was about 5. Supposedly
they lived in Philadelphia at first, in Lebanon Co., PA for a while,
in Pittsburg, PA for a while, and by 1850 they were in Hancock Co.,
George used the name Gribel until about the Civil War. After the
war, when he moved to Iowa, he started using the name Grivel.
George married in Van Buren, Hancock Co., OH. Later they moved to
Rollersville, Scndusky Co., OH. George served in Co. g.,
169th Ohio Infantry, 2 May 1864 - 4 Sept. 1864. He filed for a
pension on 20 May 1884, from Iowa, because he was an invalid.
He was a member of GAR Post #249 West Branch, Iowa.
George is buried in Bethel Cemetery, Union Twp., Louisia Co.,