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1809 Jonas Weigle was born on August 19 and was baptized on December 14 at Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania to parents John and Margaret Weigel. The births of Jonas' siblings were also listed. [1]

1809 Daughter Maria Christina was born on 26 June, 1809 and was baptized on 27 August 1809 to Samuel and Mary [Meals] Meel at Benders Reformed Church in Butler Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [2]

1820 Between 1810 and 1820, Jonas Weigle's parents moved to Adams County and were listed in Huntington, Menalen, and Tyrone Townships in the 1820-1840 censuses. Jonas Weigle likely lived with his parents in 1820 in Huntington Twp, but had moved out of the family home by 1830. Jonas Weigle has not been found in the 1830-1840 censuses. [3]

1830 Jonas Weigle [Weikel] and Miss Christina Meals, daughter of Mr. Samuel Meals, were married 22 Oct by Rev. Daniel Gottwald, all of Menallen Twp, Adams County. [4][5]

1844 On 29 April, son Jonas Weigle was born and was baptized on 4 August at the Lutheran and Reformed Church in Arendtsville, Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [6]

1850 Jonas Weigle and Christina Weigle (both age 41) lived in Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Jonas was a farmer with land worth $800. Christina could not read or write. The children were Sarah (15), Elizabeth (age 13), Samuel (age 10), Sophia (age 8), Jonas (age 7), all in school and William (age 1). All were listed as born in Pennsylvania. His neighbors (Jacob Smyer and Jacob Montorf) appeared in the 1840 census, but Jonas was not listed with them in 1840. [7][8]

1858 A map of landowners in Adams County [9] showed [Jonas] J Weigle near adjacent to J Morturf and Souers, both listed in the 1850 census on the same page as Jonas Weigle, on the Upper Bermudian Creek on the border between Tyrone and Huntington townships. Also nearby was J Weigle, perhaps Jonas' father, C shop. Map,  1858 landowner map of Adams County. [10]

1860 Jonas Weigle and Christina Weigle (both age 51) lived in Franklin Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania with children Jonas (day laborer, age 16), Sophia (age 19), William (age 10), and John (is this Franklin?, age 8). Jonas was a farmer with estate valued at $900. [11][12]

1861-65 Jonas Weigle Sr. was a communicant at the Zion/Arendt Church in Adams County. [13]

1863 Jonas Weigle, Henry Funt, George Fohl, and Jacob Schlosser were named as neighbors of the estate of Henry Thomas in Menallen Twp, 2.5 miles north of Arendtsville. Henry Funt was listed nearby in the 1860 census. Jonas must have moved to this area between 1860 and 1863. [14]

1864 Jonas Weigle's father, John, died at Jonas' house in Menallen Twp, as reported in a newspaper death notice. [15]

1870 Jonas Weigle and Christina (both age 61) lived in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania with daughter Sophia (age 28). Jonas was a retired farmer with estate valued at $400. Son Jonas (age 26) was a blacksmith in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Emma (age 29) and daughter Gertrude (age 1). [16][17]

1876 Jonas M. Weigel; Jonas Weigel, blacksmith; and William M Weigel, blacksmith; were listed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania living at 923 N Front. [18] Also listed under the name Waggle at 618 Colder. [19]

1877 Jonas Weigle Sen and Jonas Weigle Jun, blacksmith, and Wm M Weigle, carpenter, were listed on Cowden St n Calder, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. [20]

1878 Jonas M. Weigel; Jonas Weigel, blacksmith; and William M Weigel, blacksmith; were listed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania living at Briggs ab 16th. [21]

1880 Jonas Weigle (age 71) was listed as a laborer in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was widowed and lived with daughter Sophia (at home, age 35), son Jonas (blacksmith, widowed, age 35), son William (blacksmith, age 31) and grandchildren (through son Jonas) Gertrude (school, age 11) and Charlie (school, age 6). [22][23]

1882 Jonas Weigle and William M blacksmith were listed in Boyd's Telegraph Directory for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania living at 11th n Herr. Perhaps Jonas senior had died. [24]

Research Notes:

Daughter Sarah Weigle Brenizer reported that her parents spoke only German in their home. [25]

Footnotes:

[1] 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 149.

[2] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 940425 of Pennsylvania births, [FamilySearch_Record].

[3] US census, 1820, not found

[4] Newspaper, Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1830 Oct 26.

[5] Wikipedia article about Luther_Alexander_Gotwald, content subject to change, [Wikipedia].

[6] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 824351 of Pennsylvania births, [FamilySearch_Record].

[7] US census, 1850, Reel 0743, Image 164, family 1196, [Internet Archive].

[8] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1850, [FamilySearch_Record].

[9] G. M. Hopkins, Map of Adams Co., Pennsylvania from actual survey (Philadelphia, M. S. & E. Converse, Publishers, 1858), [Library_Congress].

[10] G. M. Hopkins, Map of Adams Co., Pennsylvania from actual survey (Philadelphia, M. S. & E. Converse, Publishers, 1858), cropped, [Library_Congress].

[11] US census, 1860, Reel 1057, Image 119, family 356, [Internet Archive].

[12] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1860, [FamilySearch_Record].

[13] Family History Library microfilm, 0020702 Union Register of Zions or Arendts Church Arendtsville PA 1784-84, [FHL_Film_Catalog].

[14] Newspaper, Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 23, 1863, Page 3.

[15] Newspaper, The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 02/16/1864.

[16] US census, 1870, Reel 1333, Image 109, family 399, [Internet Archive].

[17] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1870, [FamilySearch_Record].

[18] Boyds' Harrisburg City Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1876), 324, [Ancestry_Image].

[19] Boyds' Harrisburg City Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1876), 318, [Ancestry_Image].

[20] Carl's Harrisburg Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1877), 246, [Ancestry_Image].

[21] Boyds' Harrisburg City Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1878), 278, [Ancestry_Image].

[22] US census, 1880, Reel 1123, Image 662, family 308, [Internet Archive].

[23] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1880, [FamilySearch_Record].

[24] Boyds' Harrisburg City Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1882), 325, [Ancestry_Image].

[25] Personal Communication, Letter from Sarah Weigle Brenizer's grand daughter Grace Wolfe-Wilson.


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