Johann Henckel

Johann Gerhardt Anthony Henckel (1698 - 1736)

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Johann Gerhardt Anthony Henckel aka Henkel
Born in Mosbach, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1720 in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ephrata, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvaniamap
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Johann Gerhardt was born in 1698, the son of Anthony Jacob Henckel and Marie Elizabeth Dentzer. He married Anna Catherine Ritter in 1720. Johann Gerhardt passed away in 1736.[1]


The following is on page 21 of "The Henckel Genealogy":

4. Johann Gerhard Anthony Henckel born January 12, 1698 Daudenzell, Germany; baptized January 16, 1698 Evangelical Lutheran Church of Daudenzell; died 1836 [sic]. (See Branch II this genealogy.)

The following is a selection from page 63 of "The Henckel Genealogy":

2 JOHN GERHARD ANTHONY HENCKEL, the fourth and second surviving child of Reverend Anthony Jacob and Maria Elizabeth (Dentzer) Henckel, German emigrants of 1717, was born January 12, 1698 in Daudenzell, Germany. He was baptized January 16, 1698 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Daudenzell by his father who was then its pastor. God-parents were Herr Gerhard Sartovig, Evangelical Lutheran pfarrer at Aglasterhausen; Herr Antonius Weber Evangelical pfarrer at Bargen_________; and Hans Garttner citizen of Breitenbronn.

Gerhard Henckel emigrated at the age of 19 to America and settled with his parents on the New Hanover farm in Philadelphia (now Montgomery) County, William Penn's Province (Pennsylvania). He married about 1720 to Anna Catherine___________ who died in 1789 near Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. At his death in 1736, near what is now Eprata, Pennsylvania he was survived by his widow and five (5) children.

His widow, Anna Catherine Henckel of Lancaster, Pennsylvania remarried February 1, 1737 (St. James Church record) by Reverend John Casper Stoever to Thomas Wilson (1696-1772) wealthy land owner and neighbor. New Hanover Church records indicate two (2) children born to this marriage, . . .

Thomas Wilson, a farmer, had married previously and had one or more sons by his first wife.

Gerhard Henckel, May 9, 1728, purchased 192 acres of land from Maurice Morris of Abington, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The location of this farm is now in Berks County (formed in 1752), one portion being located in Colebrookdale Township, adjacent to Gabelsville and Boyerstown, and not far from the original family home at New Hanover, then in Philadelphia County. (Deed Book "F", Vol. 9, page 281, of Philadelphia County) records the sale by Gerhard Henckel of 192 acres on May 23, 1736, to Thomas Potts for 100 pounds and one (1) ton of merchantable bar iron.


The following list of the children of [HG#2] John Gerhard Anthony and Anna Catharina (Ritter) Henckel, all probably born at Colebrookdale, Philadelphia (now Berks) County, Pennsylvania is on page 1307 of the "Henckel Genealogical Bulletin" (Fall 2002). Except for item 5) it is consistent with "The Henckel Genealogy" (pgs 64-69), which has much additional information.

1) Maria Margaretha Henkel, born about 1722, married John George Yunt/Junt 2) Maria Elizabeth Henkel, born about 1724, married John Theobald Schultz. 3) George Hinkle, born about 1726 as he died 13 March 1778, aged 51 years, and is buried in the Bergstrasse Lutheran Churchyard, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 4) John Hinkle, born about 1730. 5) Jacob Henkel, born about 1733, as discussed below. 6) Susanna Margaretha Henkel, born about 1735 as she was aged 14 when confirmed on 8 April 1750, married Henry Miller/Muller, Jr., and Peter Leese.[2]


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial # 84890040
  2. Abbrev: The Henckel Genealogy 1500--1960 Title: The Henckel Genealogy 1500--1960 Author: William Sumner Junkin, Minnie Wyatt Junkin Publication: 1964 Page: pg 21, 63
  • The Henckel Genealogy 1500 - 1960 is a 1447 page book bound in a red cover printed in 1964 and reprinted in 1994. It details the ancestoral lines of Rev. A.J. Henckel to 1960. Although now out of print, it is mentioned because a number of copies have been donated to libraries (see list below), and it is an invaluable source for those beginning work on their Hinkle, Henckel, etc. ancestory. (Called the "Big Red Book" by some, due to its size and color.)

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