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Lt. Adam Kunkle's descendents in History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Date: 1914 [unknown]
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History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Its Families, Volume 2. , Lehigh County Historical Society, Lehigh Valley publishing Company, Limited, 1914 - Lehigh County (Pa.) via Google Books.

This book contains genealogical and biographical sketches of many Northampton/Lehigh families, including some portraits.

Pages 757-758 discuss Lt. (Johann) Adam Kunkel and his descendants:

Adam Kunkle, a farmer, was born July 15, 1750, and died November 24, 1827. He was married to Maria Margaret Giltner, a daughter of John George and Gertrude (Harter) Gildner. She was born May 15, 1753, and died September 21, 1821. During the Revolutionary War he served from Northampton county, Pa., in the Continental Army [See Pennsylvania Archives.] Both of these pioneers are buried in the old graveyard at the Heidelberg Church. They had eight children: Adam, Andrew, Elizabeth, Margaret, Hannah, Maria (born in 1785, died in 1822, married to Andrew Shissler,) Magdalena, and Barbara.

Andrew Kunkel, the second son of Adam, was born August 15, 1774. He was married to Magdalena Hunsicker, born May 12, 1781, and died January 7, 1852. They had four children: John Carl, Andrew, Salome and Mary.

John Carl Kunkel (son of Andrew) was born May 9, 1813, and lived at the Lehigh furnace, along the northwest from Slatedale. He had a large tract of land which he farmed. He died January 1, 1847, in his thirty-fifth year. His wife was Hanna Henritzy. They are buried at the Heidelberg Church. Their children were: Samuel, Lewis, Albert, Frank, Tilghman, Lydia and Sarah (who died young).

Albert Kunkel (son of John Carl) was born September 15, 1837, in what is now Washington Township. He was a teacher in the public schools of Lehigh county for thirty years. During the Rebellion (1860-1865) he was engaged in the store and hotel business at Treichlers, now Newhard's postoffice, in Washington township. For six years he was organist of the Lower Towamensing Church and for four years served a similar position at Weissport, Pa. He lived retired for some years at Newhards on his 16-acre tract and there he died May 22, 1906, in his sixty-ninth year. He was married to Elizabeth, a daughter of John Reber. Their children were: Charles S., and Lillie May (the wife of George Seip.)

Charles S. Kunkel (son of Albert), public school teacher of Slatington, Pa., was born at Newhard's, in Lehigh county, June 21, 1862. He was educated in the public schools and in the normal school at Kutztown. In 1882 he was licensed to teach and he has taught thirty-one consecutive terms, all in Lehigh excepting four terms in Northampton county. He is a member of Camp No. 491, P.O.S. of A., of Walnutport, Pa. and of Council No. 68, J.O.U.A.M., of Slatington.

He was married October 6, 1888, to Lucy Roth, a daughter of William and Christina Ritter) Roth of North Whitehall township. They are members of the Reformed Church.

They have one son, Fred Eugene. Fred Eugene Kunkel was born at Slatington, Pa., September 6, 1889, and there he was educated in the high school, graduating in 1906. In 1907 he took a course in bookkeeping in the American Commercial School at Allentown; and in 1908 the full course in short-hand and typewriting.

On December 8, 1908, he received a civil service appointment to the office of Chief of Staff in the War Department at Washington, D.C., and on June 6, 1911, he was transferred to the Sanitary Division, Surgeon General's Office, War Department, as assistant secretary to Col. J.R. Kean, Medical Corps, U.S.A. In addition to his daily duties he attends a special session of the George Washington University Law Department. He is a member of the Phi Fi Sigma Kappa Society; also of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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