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1777 John Weigle was born 26 April 1777 and was baptised 22 Jun 1777 at the Christ Lutheran Church in York, York County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Peter Weigel and Magdalena, Sponsors were uncle Sebastian Weigel and wife. [1]

1796 Daniel Weigel was born to parents John and Margaret Weigel on June 16 and was baptized on 8 August at the Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania. [2]

1800 John Weigle (age 26-44) lived in Dover Twp, York County, Pennsylvania with female 16-25, and 1 male age 0-5, 1 male age 16-25, and 2 females age 0-5. Next door were Peter Wigle (age 26-44), Jacob Jr (age 26-44) and Jacob Sr (age 45+ John's uncle?). These neighbors were plausibly John's cousins and uncle Jacob. [3][4]

1810 John Weigle (26-44) lived in Dover Twp, York County, Pennsylvania with Males: 4 (age 0 to 10), one (age 10 to 15); and Females: one (age 0 to 10), two (age 10 to 15), and one (age 26 to 44). Nearby were a George, Jacob, and David Weigle, who could be cousins (through uncle Jacob) of John. [5][6]

1810 On 19 Dec, The Honorable John Penn, et al, to John Weigle of Dover Township for $417.19 quit-claim on 109 acres 137 perches in Dover Township and in the Manor of Springetsbury. [7]

John Weigle and Margaret lived in Dover Township near York during the early years of their marriage. All of their children through the ninth, Emanuel, were baptised at Christ Lutheran Church in York. [8]

1820 John Weigle (age 45+) lived in Huntington Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania with 8 males and 1 female age 26-45 and 4 younger females. [9][10]

1821 On 9 Apr, John Weigle of Huntington Township, Adams County, farmer, and wife Margaret sold 2 acres 70 perches in Dover Township to Michael Beltzhoover for $195.00 [11]. John and Margaret were residing in Huntington Twp, Adams County and were selling land they owned in Dover Township, York County.

1822 Land of John Wiegle and Jacob King adjoined the estate of Samuel White in Huntington Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [12]

1826 The 150 acre plantation of Mr Weigle was advertised as available for rent. The plantation included suitable and comfortable buildings with good quality land. It was within 2 miles of a tavern stand, which was the half-way house between Carlisle and Gettysburg. Offered by Charles Blish and Thomas Wierman. [13]

1830 John Weigle [Wigle] Sr (age 50-60) lived in Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania with 2 males age 20-30 (Jonas and Christian?), 1 male age 10-15 (Andrew, perhaps in the wrong column?), 1 male age 5-10 (one of Emanuel or Samuel, perhaps in the wrong column?), females: 1 age 50-60 (Margaret), 1 age 15-20 (Eva), 1 age 10-15, 1 age 5-10 [14]. Next door was John Wigle Jr (age 20-30) and family. Samuel Meals (father of Christina, future wife of Jonas) was listed on the same page with daughter age 20-30 (Christina). Son Adam (age 20-30) was in the same township. Son Daniel died in 1817. Daughter Margaret was married in 1829 to Henry Miller. Could the female (age 10-15) be a daughter of deceased son Daniel? [15]

1836 "The Lutheran Society of Wenksville was organized March 5, 1836, at Pisel’s schoolhouse (afterward known as Wenks’ School, near the site of the present brick Union building), with thirty-one members. Rev. Daniel Gottwalt, David Meals, John Weigle, George Black and Jacob B. Meals may be named among its founders.". This refers to Wenksville in Menallen Twp. Note that Rev. Daniel Gottwalt was the minister at the marriage of son Jonas' wedding. No definitive evidence is known linking this event to this John Weigle or his son. [16]

1840 John Weigle [Weigal] (age 60-70) lived in Tyrone Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania with male, age 20-30 (Samuel?); male, age 5-10 (?); female; age 60-70 (Margaret); and female, age 15-20 (?) on the page after sons Christian and Adam (both age 30-40). [17][18]

1850 John Weigle (age 72) and Margaret (age 71, born in Germany) lived with son Samuel Weigle (age 28) in Tyrone Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. A Studebaker family lived nearby. [19]

185? A map of Adams County, Tyrone Twp showed two Weigle households in the west central part of the township just north of a Studebaker household.

1860 Margaret Weigle (age 83, born in Pennsylvania) lived in the house of John Walhey (born 1814) and Catharine Walhey (age 43). [20][21]

1860 Mrs. Weigle, age 85, died on 3 Sep. [22][23]

1864 The obituary for John Weigle reported his death on February 9, 1864 at the home of his son Jonas Weigle in Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania [24]. Church records reported he was 92 years old when he died on 9 February 1864 at Up[per] Ber[mudian]. [25]

after 1684 A memorial stone for John and Margaret R Weigle is at the Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery, 185 Ground Oak Church Road, Gardners, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Gravestone of John and Margaret Weigle, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
John died 15 February 186? at abour age 90? and Margaret died Sept 6, 1862 at age about 88. [26]

From notes of Joseph Albert: The grave marker for John and Margaret at Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church near Gardners, Pennsylvania is marked with initials of children and grandchildren who arranged to have it erected; the initials include JW, EPW, PW, JJW, HBW, JW, SW, HW, JAW, JW, JB, JBB.

Research Notes:

1860 Margaret Weigle lived with John Walhey. A John Walhey (Walley in 1850, Walhey in 1840, Walle in 1820 age 45+ and 3 males age 0-10, Walhay in 1810 age 45+,;1880 John and Catharine Wahhley) appeared in the census for Menallen Twp, Adams County, in every year other than 1830 back to 1810. Could Walhay be a relative (son-in-law) of Margaret? John Walhay was christened 26 Jun 1814 Lutheran and Reformed Church, Arendtsville, Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania (LDS record). If this was Margaret, then where was John?} Son-in-law Ferdinand Meals (husband of deceased daughter Eva) lived next door. [27]


Footnotes:

[1] Ancestry.com, F. J. C. Hertzog, York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, [Ancestry_Records].

[2] Ancestry.com, F. J. C. Hertzog, York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, [Ancestry_Records].

[3] US census, 1800, Reel 0044, Image 176, page 1330, person 7, [Internet_Archive].

[4] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1800, [FamilySearch_Record].

[5] US census, 1810, Reel 0057, Image 176, page 1047, line 16 from bottom, [Internet_Archive].

[6] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1810, [FamilySearch_Record].

[7] York County, Pennsylvania deed 3B-488, plausibly the land mentioned in 3B-486, recorded 11 April 1817.

[8] Henry James Young, Evidence of the Weigel Families of York County before the year 1850 (1940, Historical Society of York County, Vol. 23), 145-190, at 148-149.

[9] US census, 1820, Reel 0096, Image 31, top page (40), line 5 from bottom, [Internet_Archive].

[10] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1820, [FamilySearch_Record].

[11] York County, Pennsylvania Administration Bond Book 3H-113, not listed at the archives, not seen, [PA_York_Archives].

[12] Newspaper, Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, March 13, page 4, col 4.

[13] Newspaper, Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1826.

[14] US census, 1830, Reel 0143, Image 167, line 14, [Internet_Archive].

[15] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1830, [FamilySearch_Record].

[16] H. C. Bradsby, Aaron Sheely, M. A. Leeson, History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania [Adams] (Warner, Beers:1886), 312, [Google_Book].

[17] US census, 1840, Reel 0435, Image 153, line 11, [Internet_Archive].

[18] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1840, [FamilySearch_Record].

[19] US census, 1850, Reel 0743, Image 128, family 933, [Internet_Archive].

[20] US census, 1850, Reel 1057, Image 420, family 517, [Internet_Archive].

[21] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1860, PA, Adams Co, Menallen Twp, [FamilySearch_Record].

[22] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, St. Paul's Lutheran, Attendance at Lord's Supper, image 108, reel 701, [Ancestry_Image].

[23] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Adams, York Springs, Holy Trinity Lutheran, Deaths, page 253, [Ancestry_Image].

[24] Newspaper, The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Feb 16, 1864.

[25] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Holy Trinity Lutheran, Deaths, page 259, [Ancestry_Image].

[26] Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church Cemetery Photos, [US_Gen_Web_Archives].

[27] US census, 1850, Reel 1057, Image 420, family 517, [Internet_Archive].


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