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Johannes Bechtel (1690 - 1777)

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Johannes Bechtel
Born in Weinheim, Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Duitslandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Aug 2011
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Johannes Bechtel is the son of Hans Peter Bechtel (1639-1695) and Barbara (?) (Rhein) Bechtel. On February 15, 1715, in Weinhem, Palatinate, Germany, Johannes married Maria Appollonia Marrett. [1]

Johannes and his family immigrated to to Pennsylvania in 1726, and settled in Germantown, where he was a minister in the Reformed Church, joined the brotherhood of Moravians and wrote the first Reformed Catechism published in the U.S. It was printed, by Benjamin Franklin. He had 9 children, the descendants of whom live in the U.S. [2]

Children of Johannes and Maria include:

  • Maria Agneta Bechtel, born September 19, 1719, in Germany, died May 27, 1789, in Easton, Northhampton County, Pennsylvania, married Cornelius Weygandt (1713-1799)
  • Anna Margaretha Betchel, born September 13, 1721, died November 22, 1793, married Johann George Jungmann (1720-1808)
  • Johann Burckhart Bechtel (1725-1785)
  • Maria Susanna Bechtel, born February 22, 1730, died August 10, 1783 on the Island of St. John, married John Levering, son of Abraham and Ann Levering. [3]
  • Maria Appollonia Bechtel (1733-1808) married Andrew Christian Weber (1719 - 1784)


  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2017-03-02), entry for Johannes /Bechtel/
  3. Levering Family: History and Genealogy, by John Levering, published by the Levering Historical Association, 1897, page 666


  • WikiTree profile Bechtel-288 created through the import of export_15_aug_2011.ged on Aug 15, 2011 by Taco Goulooze

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