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From: "Patricia Hickin" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Jacob Miller of Germantown
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 02:00:34 -0400 (EDT)
Could this guy be connacted in any way with Dr. Johannes Miller/Muller who
married Elizabeth Frey (various spellings) by 1735. He died 9/16/1755.
I know nothing of his ancestry, but she was the daughter of Heinrich Frey
and Anna Catherine Levering (married 4/26/1692 in the Mennonite?/Quaker?
New Log Church in Germantown. Heinrich is supposed to have been the first
German settler in PA, arriving in 1680. He owned land in Frederick
My 4x great grandmother Elizabeth Miller (daughter of Elizabeth Frey and
Dr. Johannes Miller) married Jacob Ekel/Eccles and THEIR daughter
Elisabeth Eckle was born at Falkner Swamp and married Mathias
Schneider/Snyder (a Dunkard who did some preaching) in Rowan Co NC, and
moved to Botetourt Co., VA, by 1784.
Her sister Susannah Eckles married John Britts and moved to Montgomery
Co., IN, in the early 1830s.
John Britts was the son of Adam Britz and Margaret Stover, the daughter of
Elder Wilhelm Stover of Antietam.
The oldest daughter of Elizabeth Eckle and Mathias Snyder (Catherine
Snyder, b.1785 married at age 16 (10/23/1801, Botetourt Co., VA) John
Stover, the oldest son/child of Dr George Stover, who was the oldest son/
child of Elder Wilhelm Stover of Antietam. John and Catherine's oldest
son/child, Mathias Stover, who born in March 1802 and married Nancy
Fleager in Botetourt, then moved about 1832 to St Joseph Co., IN, where he
was a house joiner and I think a German Baptist minister.
At any rate I'm really interested in the ancestry of DR. Johannes Miller
as his wife is in my strictly maternal line.
(And IF the Internet sources I've used are accurate I can trace my
maternal line back 10 generations -- to my 8th great-grandmother. I just
found this info a few days ago so I'm sort of excited about it!)
Here's the maternal line:
Married in Botetourt Co. VA:
Pauline Elizabeth Layman m Minter Jackson Prickett-1924
Mary Lillie Moomaw m George W Layman-1890
Mary ("Polly") Stover m Joseph Moomaw-1840
Catherine Sni/yder m John Stover-1801
Married in Rowan Co., NC:
Elizabeth Eckle m Mathias Sni/yder-1779
Married in PA:
Elizabeth Miller m Jacob Ekel/Eckle (etc)-Cal 1752
Elizabeth Frey married Dr. Johannes Mille-By 8/18/1735
Anna Catherine Levering m Heinrich Frey-1692
Married in Gemen, Munster, Westphalia:
Magdalena Boker/Bokers/Boeker m Wigard Levering-1673/74
Married in Leyden, So. Holland:
Sidonia Wilhelmina Braviers m William Boeker-1649
One more thought, I'm planning to get an MTa DNA test, so if anyone knows
any other maternal line descendants of anyone along the way, it would be
fun to compare the results. It's possible to get it done free by a
research organization recently recommended by the National Gen Soc., as
you may know.
Sorry to be so length!!
On Fri, October 13, 2006 20:55, Emmert F. Bittinger wrote:
> To D. E. Miller,
> Hello, D. E., I just discovered your message regarding Anton Jacob
> Henckel, Heinrich and Jacob Miller of Germantown, and I thank you for
> sending it along to me. I got way behind in my email processing, and had
> failed to relate to your message until just now.
> Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with me.
> Emmert F. Bittinger
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "D E Miller" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 3:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [BRE] Jacob Miller of Germantown
>> I believe I can help a little. It concerns the family of Anthony Jacob
>> Henckel Aka "Reverend Anton".
>> Sixth Generation: http://www.fmoran.com/hinkle.html
>> Anton (Anthony) Jacob Henckel, a Lutheran pastor from the northern
>> Kraichgau area east of Heidelberg, was almost fifty when he arrived in
>> Most of his children were christened at the Evangelical Lutheran Church
>> Daudenzell, Germany. He had been ordained in Germany and had served 25
>> as a pastor with various congregations in the upper east Heidelberg. He
>> probably responsible for organizing the first Lutheran congregations in
>> Pennsylvania. He lived at Falkner's Swamp in today's Montgomery Co., PA
>> served the German communities throughout present-day Philadelphia and
>> Montgomery Counties. He died in a fall from horseback in August, 1728 at
>> age of 60. Anton Jacob and Maria Elizabeth are buried at St. Michael
>> Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA.)
>> His wife was Maria Elizabeth Dentzer and their son wss
>> JOHANN GERHARD ANTHONY7 HENCKEL, born 1698 in Daudenzell, Mosbach,
>> Germany; died 1736 in Ephrata Cloisters, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
>> A daughter of Johann and his wife Anna Catherina "Unknown",
>> Susanna Margaret Henckel was born 1734 in Germantown, Philadelphia
>> Pennsylvania, and died 1809 in Ephrata Cloisters, Lancaster County,
>> Pennsylvania. She married HENRY EPHRATA MILLER 1752 in New Hanover
>> Church, Pennsylvania, son of HEINRICH MUELLER and CLARA UNKNOWN. He was
>> 1728 in Ephrata Cloisters, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died 1778
>> Ephrata Cloisters, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
>> Note; American Genealogical Research Institute, THE MILLER FAMILY
>> (Arlington, Virginia, 1972), 62, HEINRICH MILLER; born 1728, died 1778;
>> married to Susannah Margaret Henkel; corporal in a Pennsylvania unit.
>> He was born 1728 in Ephrata Cloisters, Lancaster County,
>> Pennsylvania, and died 1778 in Ephrata Cloisters, Lancaster County,
>> Pennsylvania. He married SUSANNA MARGARET HENCKEL 1752 in New
>> Hannover Lutheran Church, Pennsylvania, daughter of JOHANN HENCKEL
>> and ANNA UNKNOWN. She was born 1734 in Germantown, Philadelphia
>> County, Pennsylvania, and died 1809 in Ephrata Cloisters, Lancaster
>> Pennsylvania. Susanna Henckel Miller married a second time to Johann
>> Leiss b 17 Apr 1725 and died 1 Jan 1806. Susanna died 4 Jan 1806 at
>> Lancaster County, PA.
>> This does not answer who Jacob Miller was but maybe he was a brother to
>> Heinrich Henry Miller??
>> D E Miller
>> -----Original Message-----
>> On Behalf Of Emmert F. Bittinger
>> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 1:47 PM
>> Subject: Re: [BRE] Daniel Wolf
>> Jacob Miller history.
>> A Jacob Miller lived in Germantown in the first half of the 1700s.
>> occupation was Wheelwright. His wife was Mary Magdalena.
>> This Jacob signed his will on Feb. 8, 1755 and it was probated April
>> 1755. (K-283) The will names two sons, John and Jacob. The witnesses
>> Philip Martin, Jacob Herman, Christian Lehman (Men-nonite). The
>> were his wife and brother-in-law, Sassmanhauren [?], and John Dewald
>> (Endt, a Dunker). John married Sybilla Endt, daughter of John D., and
>> both joined the Ephrata Society (Dunker) at Ephrata. The other son,
>> has always intrigued me. And I wonder if he wasn't the Jacob of 1735
>> father of) who went to Coventry and became the Dunker Elder.
>> I always intended to follow through on this issue, but now it is too
>> late and I am too involved in other tasks. So, my question is this:
>> anyone on the list know more about the family of Jacob Miller of
>> the home of the first Brethren in America, and/or is interested in
>> up with additional research?
>> Emmert F. Bittinger
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