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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 Maria Christina Meals 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. [3][4] Jonas Weigle perhaps 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.

1830 On Thursday inst (October 21, 1830), Mr. Jonas Weikle and Miss Christina Meals, daughter of Samuel Meals all of Menallen township, were married by the Rev. Mr. Gottwalt. [5][6][7][8]

1844 Son Jonas Weigle was born on April 29, 1844, and was baptized on August 4, at the Lutheran and Reformed Church in Arendtsville, Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [9]

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. [10][11]

1854 Jonas Weigel and Christian Hummelbaugh made the inventory of the estate of Jacob Smyers, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [12]

1858 A map of landowners in Adams County [13] 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. [14]

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. [15][16]

1861-65 Jonas Weigle Sr. was a communicant at the Zion Church, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [17]

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. [18]

1864 Jonas Weigle's father, John, died at Jonas' house in Menallen Twp, as reported in a newspaper death notice. [19]

1870 Jonas Weigal (age 61, born in Pennsylvania) and Christina Weigal (age 61) lived in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, at post office Shippensburg, with Sophia Weigal (age 28). Jonas was a retired farmer with estate valued at $400. [20][21]

1876 Jonas M. Weigel; Jonas Weigel, blacksmith; and William M Weigel, blacksmith; were listed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania living at 923 N Front. [22] Also listed under the name Waggle at 618 Colder. [23]

1877 Jonas Weigle Sen and Jonas Weigle Jun, blacksmith, and Wm M Weigle, carpenter, were listed on Cowden St n Calder, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. [24]

1878 Jonas M. Weigel; Jonas Weigel, blacksmith; and William M Weigel, blacksmith; were listed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania living at Briggs ab 16th. [25]

1880 The US census listed Jonas Weigle (age 71, born in Pennsylvania), laborer, widower, self (head), Laborer, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (father born in Pennsylvania and mother born in Pennsylvania) with daughter Sophia Weigle (age 35), son William Weigle (age 31), son Jonas Weigle (age 35), Gertrude Weigle (age 11), and Charlie Weigle (age 6). [26][27]

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. [28]

Research Notes:

Daughter Sarah Weigle Brenizer reported that her parents spoke only German in their home. [29]


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] Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 940425].

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

[4] United States Census, 1820, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record].

[5] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Newspaper_Archive(UM)], [Newspaper_Archive].

[6] Newspaper, Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), Tuesday, October 26, 1830, page 3, column 4, reports date Thursday.

[7] Newspaper, Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), October 26, 1830, reports date October 22.

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

[9] Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 824351].

[10] US census, 1850, Reel 0743, Image 164, family 1196, [Internet_Archive].

[11] United States Census, 1850, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record].

[12] Pennsylvania, Will and Probate Records, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

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

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

[15] US census, 1860, Reel 1057, Image 119, family 356, [Internet_Archive].

[16] United States Census, 1860, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record].

[17] Family History Library microfilm, 0020702, Union Register of Zion Church, Arendtsville, PA 1784-84, [FHL_Film_Catalog].

[18] Newspaper, Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), November 23, 1863, Page 3.

[19] Newspaper, Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 02/16/1864.

[20] US census, 1870, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[21] United States Census, 1870, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 552832].

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

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

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

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

[26] US census, 1880, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[27] United States Census, 1880, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 1255123].

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

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


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