Thomas and Lauren (Benz) Buel, Union, announce the birth of a son, Samuel Thomas Buel. Born Feb. 6, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Samuel joins Nora Buel, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Cindy Benz and Michael Benz, Washington. Paternal grandparents are Gayle Buel and Clarence Buel, Washington. Great-grandparent is Bernice Rathgeber.