"HENKEL, PHILIP L., second son of the Rev. Paul and Elizabeth (Negeley) Henkel; born Sept. 23, 1779, in Pendleton Co., Va.
Married Catharine Rupert. Three sons are known, Rev. Eusebius, Rev. Irenaeus, and Ambrose Dedric; but records state that at his death he was survived by his wife and seven children.
Licnesed 1800 by Min. Of Pa., and ordained 1805 by N. C. Synod. Churches served: Friedens-Lows, Guilford Co.-St. Paul, Alamance Co., 1800-05; as assistant to the aging Johann Gottfried Arends (Arndt) Emmanuel, Lincolnton-Daniels, Lincoln Co.-Grace-St. Paul, Catawba Co., 1805-07, and as pastor, 1808-14; also as Arends' assistant, Zion, Catawba Co., 1805-07, and as pastor, 1807-12; Bethel-Philadelphia, Gaston Co.-St. Luke, Lincoln Co., 1808-14; also St. John, Catawba Co.
In late years of ministry apparently did mostly supply work, 1825-33, at Cobles, Guilford Co.; Mt. Pleasant, Alamance Co.; Mt. Moriah, Rowan Co., with other pastors, 1825, 1831-32, alone 1833; and Trinity, Vale, Pastor in Tenn.
And did missinary work in other states, Secretary 1811, and president 1815, N. C. Synod.
With other pastors, including his father and brother David, was an organizer of Tenn. Synod, 1820, in Solomons Church, Greene Co., Tenn., of which he was pastor at the time; secretary 1830, and was elected president one month before death.
Died Oct. 9, 1833, aged 54, after short illness, while on pastoral tour to churches in Guilford and Randolph Cos., having preached last sermon Sept. 21, 1833 in Richland Church, Randolph Co., where he is buried.
From his records his ministry of 33 years can be stated thus: More than 4,350 sermons preached, 125 at funerals, 4,115 baptisms of infants and 325 of adults, and 1,650 confirmations.
Information provided by "THE HENKEL FAMILY"
Life Sketches of Lutheran Ministers, North Carolina and Tennessee Synods 1773-1965, pp. 86-91" 
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