Lorentz KunkelAge: 41 years17151756

Lorentz Kunkel
Given names
Birth about 1715 39 37
Death of a fatherJohann Sebastian Kunkel
October 14, 1737 (Age 22 years)
Death of a motherAnna Catharina Samer
March 4, 1744 (Age 29 years)
Arrived on "Duke of Bedford"
September 14, 1751 (Age 36 years)
Note: arrived with sister and her family Eva (Kunkel) Kleinfelter
Ambushed by indians at his farm collecting cattle
January 15, 1756 (on the date of death)
Death January 15, 1756 (Age 41 years)
Cause of death: Indian Attack
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Marriage: January 29, 1700Kempfenbrunn, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
10 months
elder brother
17 months
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
1 year
elder brother
1 year
elder sister
7 years
elder brother
4 years
Lorentz Kunkel
Birth: about 1715 39 37Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Death: January 15, 1756Shrewsbury Twp, York City, PA


arrived with sister and her family Eva (Kunkel) Kleinfelter

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Lorenz, his wife and one child, emigrated to America on the ship "Duke of Bedford". The ship was captained by Richard Jeffreys, Master, and arrived at Philadelphia, PA on 14 September 1751 with 260 "whole freights" on board. Lorenz signed the oath of abjuration as "Lorentz Kunckel". (Source: Strassburger and Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Vol. I, page 458-460, List 166C).

On 07 April 1752, Lorenz obtained land warrants for 50 acres in Northampton Co, PA. The land was later sold and, by 1755, Lorenz moved to Lower Smithfield Twp, Northampton Co, PA (now Hamilton Twp, Monroe Co,).

During the Indian uprisings over the winter of 1755-1756, Lorenz Kunkel and his family fled over the mountains and took refuge in the Moravian settlements south of the Blue Mountains. In January of 1756, a party of refugees, accompanied by several Soldiers from Fort Hamilton in Strousburg, returned to their farms, hoping to gather their cattle. The group was ambushed by Indians and Lawrence Kunkle was among those who were killed.