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Male 1668 - 1728  (59 years)


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  • Name Anthony Jacob Henckel 
    Born 27 Oct 1668  Mehrenberg, H, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Aug 1728  New Hanover, Philadelphia Cty, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P-108077074  SheldonTurner
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2011 

    Father Georg Hinckel,   b. 1635, Allendorf, L, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1678, Mehrenberg, H, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Anna Eulalia Dentzer,   b. 6 Jun 1640, Steinbach, O, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1700, Steinberg, H, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 2 May 1666  Steinberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet

    Family Maria Elizabeth Dentzer,   b. May 1671, Birkenau, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1741, Germantown, Philadelphia Cty, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1692  Kirchain, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Johann Nicolaus Henckel,   b. 19 Feb 1693, Eschelbronn, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1693  (Age 0 years)
     2. Johanna Frederica Henckel,   b. 29 Mar 1694, Eschelbronn, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1739, New Hanover, Montgomery Cty, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Johann Melchoir Henckel,   b. 30 Jan 1696, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1706, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     4. Johann Gerhard Anthony Henckel,   b. 12 Jan 1698, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736  (Age 37 years)
     5. Maria Elizabetha Henckel,   b. 31 Dec 1699, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746  (Age 47 years)
     6. Gerog Rudolph (George Rudolphus) Henckel,   b. 19 Oct 1701, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1788  (Age 86 years)
     7. Anna Maria Christina Henckel,   b. 13 Feb 1704, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1708, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     8. Johann Justus Henckel,   b. 10 Feb 1706, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1778  (Age 72 years)
     9. Benigna Maria Henckel,   b. 30 Sep 1707, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1708, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +10. Jacob Anthony Hinckel,   b. 7 Jul 1709, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1751, Germantown, Philadelphia Cty, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     11. Maria Catherine Henckel,   b. 10 May 1711, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1785  (Age 74 years)
     12. Johann Philipp Henckel,   b. 26 Apr 1713, Daudenzell, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • (Research):Germantown, Pennsylvania: by Betty RandallGERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
      by Betty Randall

      The settlers to Germantown came from the Lower Rhine where German and Dutch
      cultural ways mingled. These thirty-three settlers from Krefeld, Germany who
      established the first sizable, stable and distinctly German settlement in
      America at Germantown, PA in 1683, were followed by more than seven million
      immigrants to our shores from German-speaking countries. The city of Krefeld
      west of the Rhine near Düsseldorf, known for the manufacture of silk and linen,
      prided itself on being a haven of tolerance during the 17th century, and a
      refuge for those suffering religious oppression. When changes in the rule of the
      region caused the spirit of religious acceptance to diminish, some among the
      Mennonite and Quaker families decided to accept the invitation of William Penn
      to settle in America.
      The English Schooner which brought these German settlers to the port of
      Philadelphia was named the Concord, an appropriate symbol of the immigrants'
      friendly cooperation with the English and Dutch aboard. All the passengers,
      attached to religious groups outside the established churches, answered the call
      of William Penn to share the "Holy Experiment" and settle on the land granted to
      William Penn. At age 36 Penn had petitioned King Charles II and received a vast
      province on the west bank of the Delaware River, which was named Pennsylvania
      after his father (to whom Charles II had owed a large debt canceled by this
      grant).
      When the thirteen Mennonite families from Krefeld landed in Philadelphia on
      October 6, 1683 after a 75-day voyage, they were greeted not only by Penn but
      also be a young, 32-year old German lawyer, Francis Daniel Pastorius, who had
      become close friend with Penn since his arrival on August 20, 1683 on the ship
      America with about a dozen people, among them his personal servants.
      When Pastorius, a well traveled scholar, had heard about Penn's visits to the
      Rhineland in 1671 and 1677 to recruit a group of religious and affluent
      Pietists, he decided to associate himself with the group. But plans with the
      Frankfurt Land Company did not materialize. Instead, Pastorius became the leader
      of thirteen more modest families, who wished to escape religious intolerance,
      and settle where they could lead a quiet and god-fearing life, free from
      religious controversy and with the promise of liberty. That place was to be
      Germantown, PA.
      Pastorius arranged with Penn for the Krefelders to settle on a parcel of land
      six miles north of newly founded Philadelphia. Cellars were dug into the ground
      and covered and these were their shelters for the first winter. Even though that
      winter brought many hardships, the new settlers endured. The nickname for the
      new town, "Armentown" (town of the poor)was soon made obsolete by their hard
      work and skills in the trades of weaving, tailoring, carpentry, and shoemaking.
      They built homes first of logs and later of native stone; they raised flax,
      built looms and set up their spinning wheels. Many were accustomed to growing
      vines and when they saw wild grapes, they establishing vineyards. The official
      seal of Germantown bears at its center a trifolium having a grape vine on one
      leaf, flax blossoms on another and a weaver's spool on a third with the
      inscription "Vinum, Linum et Textrinum," to show that the people lived from
      grapes, flax, and trade. The Germantown Fair, first held in 1701 became a center
      of exhibiting and selling the products of these craftsmen.
      Penn had advised the new settlers not to reside on scattered farms, but to
      follow the European pattern of living together in a town. By the end of the
      1600s Germantown had a wide Main Street bordered by peach trees, a central
      market and on opposite ends of town were burial grounds. Along the several
      streams were a number of mills. More than fifty families built spacious farm
      buildings and tended their three acre town plots growing vegetables and flowers.
      The fields of the town lay to the north and south. These Germans had a love and
      respect for the land unequaled by other immigrants and so they gained the
      reputation for caring for the land exceedingly well.
      In a few years the population of Germantown had increased so that additions were
      made: Kriegsheim with 884 acres (named for the home of the Palatine Quakers),
      Sommerhausen with 900 acres (in honor of Pastorius' birthplace), and Crefeld
      with 1166 acres were added to the 2750 acres of Germantown. All were on the same
      road; Germantown was the nearest to Philadelphia and Crefeld was beyond Chestnut
      Hill in present Montgomery County.
      On August 12, 1689 Germantown was incorporated and its first burgomaster,
      Pastorius, made many lasting contributions to the community. Among them he is
      credited with the establishment of a school system in which he became a teacher.
      Since Mennonites considered education important, school houses were often built
      first with worship held there until meetinghouses could be built. Another of
      Pastorius's contributions was the writing of the first resolution in America
      against Negro slavery*. As Germantown prospered, its administration, founded on
      self government and civic responsibility, became a model for later German
      settlements in America.
      In 1883 America remembered the Germantown settlement and on Thanksgiving,
      November 29, 1884 William Penn's statue was completed in Philadelphia. Today one
      can visit the rebuilt home of Penn called Pennsbury Manor which is about 26
      miles from Philadelphia.
      In 1983 ceremonies were held throughout the U.S. to commemorate the first
      organized settlement and books were published to tell the story of
      German-American involvement in the founding and development of America. The U.S.
      and Germany issued postage stamps of the ship Concord to salute the courage,
      stamina, and motivation of those immigrants and all who followed in their
      footsteps.
      On this 300th anniversary of the arrival of the German pioneers the home of the
      father of Franz Daniel Pastorius in Germany was acquired by the Pastorius Home
      Association. The historic building was restored to its original charm by a
      combined, voluntary effort of German and American citizens. It contains a
      lecture hall, library, and facilities for guests. The home is open all year
      round for travelers, and educational programs are scheduled throughout the year.
      Since 1983 several landmarks in Germantown have been restored, among them the
      site of Rittenhouse Mill, America's first paper mill, established by Wilhelm
      Rittenhouse in 1690. A U.S. postcard was also issued showing the Rittenhouse
      mill.
      In 1988, under the leadership of the Greater Germantown Housing Development
      Corporation, the Germantown community initiated a comprehensive economic
      development program for the area which was suffering urban decay. Plans called
      for the renovation of the 49 houses along Germantown Avenue and the creation of
      new job-producing enterprises in the neighborhood. In the center was to be a
      town square and historic park dedicated to the 1688 slavery protest and to the
      thirteen pioneer families. It was also fitting that thirteen "family trees" were
      planted.
      On a marker, previously placed for the families in Germantown, is written:
      In commemoration of the Landing of the German Colonists, October 6, 1683,
      FRANZ DANIEL PASTORIUS, Dirk, Herman, Abraham Op Den Graeff*, Tuenes Kunders,
      Lenert Arens, Reinert Tisen, Wilhelm Strepers, Jan Lensen, Peter Keurlis, Jan
      Siemens, Johann Bleikers, Abraham Tuenes and Jan Lueken with their families.
      Information taken from articles in: Krefeld Immigrants and Their Descendants,
      Links Genealogy Publications, Sacramento, CA, Iris Cater Jones Editor
      ijones@n.s.net (ISSN 0883-7961)
      This was written for the Indiana German Heritage Society Newsletter by Betty
      Randall, a descendant of Abraham op den Graeff, one of the original Krefelders,
      who was also one of the signers of the "Protest Against Slavery." Ms. Randall is
      a long-time member of IGHS and also a member of the DAR. She has a masters
      degree in history from Indiana University.


      Created: 18 June 1999, ARK
      Updated: 23 January 2001, KAH
      Comments: Dolores J. Hoyt, dhoyt@iupui.edu
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    • Anthony Henckel's headstone
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=06524bc8-b41a-4ea3-8af5-b14307264f09&tid=13204573&pid=-108077074

  • Sources 
    1. [S1017492639] The Henckel Genealogy, William Sumner Junkin, Minnie Wyatt Junkin, (Printed and bound 1964 by C.W. Hill Printing Co. Spokane Washington Published and Sponsored by Henckel Family Association; considered the "Bible" also known as the red book), Page 21 (Reliability: 3).
      Children defined on pages 21-22