I have just learned that there is a very strong possibility that Dahle is my great, great grandmother's maiden name. I believe that I have found her (Mahala) in Clairon County, Madison Twp. in 1850, page 100.
I found the following listing:
Daniel Dahle 47
There is also a John and Catherine Dehle listed in Clarion County, Helen Twp., in 1850. They are living next door to Jeremiah Pierce whom Mahala married.
Betsey Jean 11
Anna Maria 1/12
It is conceivable that Daniel and John are brothers and in Daniel's traveling to visit, Mahala met Jeremiah who lived next door.
Would you have any confirmation as to Daniel and John's relationship or that of Mahala.