Bogan-Pfahler-Kehrer-Reber-Volkmer

Johann Heinrich “Henry” KunkelAge: 75 years17511827

Name
Johann Heinrich “Henry” Kunkel
Given names
Johann Heinrich "Henry"
Surname
Kunkel
Nickname
Henry
Birth February 15, 1751 45 30
Immigrationyes

Note: Henry was a Grenadier in Rail Battery under Commander Boecking
Birth of a brotherDavid Kunckel
March 20, 1753 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterAnna Elizabeth Kunckel
May 24, 1755 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJohann (John) Kunckel
November 12, 1757 (Age 6 years)
Death of a sisterAnna Barbara Kunckel
June 4, 1765 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherJohann “Martin” Kunckel
November 15, 1771 (Age 20 years)
Military Service
Hessian Solder for the British
March 1776 (Age 25 years)

Note: Arried with brothers David and Michael as members of the Hess-Hanaun Regiment of the Crown Prince. of 684 men "said that" they refused to fight for the British because they sypathized with the colonist's cause. Actually captured at the battle of Saratoga Oct 1777 and was a POW
Indentured
farmer Michael Kleinfelter for 3 years
November 1782 (Age 31 years)
Note: Family lore that corresponds with the Hetrina records
MarriageElisabeth Christina KleinfelterView this family
April 22, 1783 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#1
John Michael Kunkel
February 12, 1784 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherJohann Michael Kunckel
before April 1788 (Age 37 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohannes Kunckel
1790 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Barbara Kunkel
February 16, 1791 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Eva Elizabeth Kunkel
November 3, 1791 (Age 40 years)
Land
tax lists , 150 acres 2h 3c
1799 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherJohann Melchior Kunckel
February 8, 1801 (Age 49 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Michael KunkelSusanna DiehlView this family
about 1805 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherDavid Kunckel
about 1810 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Michael KunkelAnna Catherine SentzView this family
1815 (Age 63 years)
Death of a wifeElisabeth Christina Kleinfelter
March 28, 1815 (Age 64 years)

Marriage of a childJohn HiseEva Elizabeth KunkelView this family
1819 (Age 67 years)
Shared note: The Marriage was solemnized at the home of K. Shumaker (York Co, PA)
Death of a brotherJohann (John) Kunckel
1821 (Age 69 years)
Death 1827 (Age 75 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 18, 1738Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
16 months
elder sister
21 months
elder brother
2 months
elder brother
Johann Michael Kunckel
Birth: April 28, 1741 35 20Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Death: before April 1788Shrewsbury Twp, York City, PA
4 years
elder sister
Infant Kunckel
Birth: November 30, 1744 38 23Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Death: November 30, 1744Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
2 years
elder sister
Anna Barbara Kunckel
Birth: January 10, 1747 41 26Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Death: June 4, 1765Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
4 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
David Kunckel
Birth: March 20, 1753 47 32Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Death: about 1810Middlebrook, Augusta Co, VA
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Magalena Lindenberg - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: January 5, 1727Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
1 year
half-brother
Hans Georg Kunckel
Birth: 1727 21 26Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Death: 1729Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
4 years
half-sister
6 years
half-brother
Johannes Kunckel
Birth: 1735 29 34Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Death: 1790Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
3 years
half-brother
Johann Peter Kunckel
Birth: 1737 31 36Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Death: 1737Florsbach, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany
Family with Elisabeth Christina Kleinfelter - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 22, 1783Springfield Twp, York Co, PA
10 months
son
8 years
daughter
daughter
daughter

Birth

One source (spetznatz.ged) give date as 15 May 1751 Location as Florsback, Geinhausen, Hessen, Germany

Immigration

Henry was a Grenadier in Rail Battery under Commander Boecking and took Trenton, NJ Dec 14 Washington crossed the Delaware from to NJ from PA and captured the Hessians (including Henry) Taken to Newton PA and held in the Presbyterian Church. Moved to Lancaster PA and "deserted" to the Americans moving to York, PA. He stayed in York Co, PA, knowing (probably) that he had relatives living there. [A line of Kunckels arrived in N.A. earlier]

Military Service

Arried with brothers David and Michael as members of the Hess-Hanaun Regiment of the Crown Prince. of 684 men "said that" they refused to fight for the British because they sypathized with the colonist's cause. Actually captured at the battle of Saratoga Oct 1777 and was a POW

Indentured

Family lore that corresponds with the Hetrina records

Shared note

From " A Kunkel Family History" by Linda M. (Kunkel) Keller May 1999

North America Arrival from Prussia (Spessart Mtn Range) Johan Heinrich "Henry" Kunckel March 1776 with brother David and Michael members of the Hess-Hanan Regiment of the Crown Prince. of 684 men

"said that" they refused to fight for the British because they sypathized with the colonist's cause.

Source: Hetrina VI p.283 (Staatsarchiv Marburg/Hessen) AMREV-HESSIANS-L@rootsweb.com

Kunckel/Gunckel, Henrich, age 19 (1750/51), born in Floersbach D-6481 (now 63689 Floersbachtal) 7 km SE of Bieber, Musketier (Private), 3. Company, Hessen- Hanau Regiment Erbprinz (Crown prince), on Muster already in Jan.1770, on active duty in Feb.1776. Taken POW at Saratoga, N.Y. in Oct. 1777, and kept a prisoner until he indentured himself in Nov.1782, meaning he sold himself for a period of 3 years to escape

the harsh conditions in the prison camp.

Henry bought land with money he brought with him Michael and David were indentured in PA and VA respectively

Henry II wrote a family "storey" from David Library: (Devoted to Hessian History)

Henry was a Grenadier in Rail Battery under Commander Boecking and took Trenton, NJ Dec 14 Washington crossed the Delaware from to NJ from PA and captured the Hessians (including Henry) Taken to Newton PA and held in the Presbyterian Church. Moved to Lancaster PA and "deserted" to the Americans moving to York, PA. He stayed in York Co, PA, knowing (probably) that he had relatives living there. [A line of Kunckels arrived in N.A. earlier]


FROM the Biography of W.H.Hise in the "History of Crawford Co 1881"

Hise and Kunckle. ware natives of Hesse, Germany, and came to this country as soldiers in the British army of the Revolution. (Britain had in those days, many Hessian soldiers, and many of them were sent to participate in the Revolutionary conflict with the Colonies.) Hise and Kunckle participated in one engagement against the States, and, at the close of that attack, they deserted the British ranks, but did not shrink from fear of danger or leave the battlefield for more comfortable quarters, but immediately joined Washington's troops, and continued to do service with the American soldiers till the close of the war. Many of the Hessians, their acquaintances. who were in the British army, were taken prisoners at the battle of Stillwater, and likewise volunteered their services to the Colonial force. After the close of the Revolution. Hise and Kunckle pushed their way to York Co., Penn. There they settled, and turned their attention to farming, and lived to an advanced age. ----------- Below From Peppler Website -------------------------------

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~peppler/

General Notes: Was one of the Hessian soldiers hired to fight for the British in the Revolutionary War. He was captured by Washington, 12/25/1776 after Washington crossed the Delaware. Later fought with the Americans. Settled in Shrewsbury Township, York, Pennsylvania.

Johann Heinrich KUNKEL, - (b. 1751), left his WILL dated 13 April 1827, and it was probated on 13 December 1827, so he died between these two dates. Relatives of this KUNKEL family for many years have told the story that Henry (b. 1751) came to America with two brothers, Michael and David, as Hessian Soldiers to fight for the Crown. Family stories say that Michael's family emigrated to INDIANA, or to ILLINOIS, and David's line to VIRGINIA. A note written on the back of the family record of Henry Kunkel-II, (Courtesy of, Daniel Kunkel McDonald, of 2522 Pacific St. St. Louis, Missouri in 1980, whose mother Ida Kunkel-McDonald, died in 1947, had in her papers) It reads as follows: "King George, sold the three boys, HENRY, MICHAEL and DAVID KUNKEL for transportation to America after the war was over and they wished to stay here. They were subjects of the King of Hesse and were sent to fight. When they arrived, they found they were going to fight People of there own home lands, so they refused to fight. Mr. Kleinfelter bought Henry Kunkel-I. It would take seven years to pay the debt to King George. The King had placed such a heavy duty tax on the land owners, that they could not pay it. Kleinfelter, went for days trying to borrow money to pay the heavy tax, but was unable to do it. So he thought he would loose the land. Henry Kunkel asked him how much it would take. He opened his vest - - around him he had a money belt in which was enough money to pay the tax. Kleinfelter deeded half of the land to Henry Kunkel-I, who in turn married Kleinfelter's daughter Elizabeth Christina. Michael Kunkel was sold to a man in Pennsylvania, and David Kunkel was sold to a man in Virginia." Flörsbach, Germany, is 30 miles due east of Frankfurt, 21 miles east by north of Aschaffenberg, between Frankfurt am Main, and Wurzburg, and close to the Bavarian state line, just to the east. The Protestant records for the parish of Flörsbachtal' can be found at Kempfenbrunn, Germany. Address is Evangelisches Pfarramt, W-6487 Flörsbachtal' - Kempfenbrunn, Germany. Research was done on the KUNKEL's of this area by H. P. Göbel, of im Steingarten 3, W 6466 Grundau - Breitenborn. The Compiler of these records has over a dozen long letters on this Henry Kunkel (b. 1751) and his documentation in the Rev. War. They are too long to list them all, and if anyone one wishes copies, you can contact me at - jekunkle@uswest.net (Jan. 2001). Census, 1790 - Kungle, Henry - Pa, York Co, Shrewsbury Twp, Book page 278. Census, 1810 - Kunkle, Henry - Pa, York Co, Shrewsbury Twp, Film M-252, reel 57, page 1126, line 5.

Shared note

(Research):See maps of Kunkel-Kleinfelter Country for the locations of the homes of these ancestors