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1809 Ferdinand Mihl, son of David and Elisabeth Mihl, was born on February 15. The baptismal record at Zion Church, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania, was dated 16 Apr, 1809. Hanickel and Cathari Baer were sponsors. [1]

1813 Eva Weigle, daughter of John and Margaret Weickel, was born on 28 March 1813 and was baptised on 6 Jul 1813 at Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania. [2]

1831 "Married - On Tuesday last, by the Reverend Daniel Gottwald, Mr. Ferdinand Meals, son of David, to Miss Eve Weikel, both of Menallen township.". [3] [4] [5]

1834 Margaret Meals, daughter of Ferdinand Meals and Weigel, was born on November 28 in Pennsylvania. [6]

1840 Henrietta Meals, daughter of Ferdinand Meals and Rebecca Weigle, was born on August 10 in Pennsylvania. [7]

1844 Mary Magdalena Meals, child of Ferdinand Meals and Eve, was born on June 1, 1844. Mary Magdalena Meals was baptized on 06 Jul 1844 in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, York Springs Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [8]

1845 Eve Meals, wife of Ferdinand Meals, died on October 18, in the 33rd year of her life, and was buried at Bendersville Cemetery, Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [9]

1847 Ferden Meales petitioned to support the licensing of the temperant tavern of Charles Myers in Menallen Twp on 15 March. [10] [11]

1850 Ferdinand Meals (age 40) and Catharine Meals (age 30) lived in Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania with children Caroline (age 18), Margaret (age 15), Cathrine (age 13), Amos (age 11), Harriat (age 9), David (age 7), Eve (age 4), Adam (age 3), Elizabeth (age 2), and Susan (age 1). John and Catherine Walley were listed next door [12]

1854 Margaret, daughter of Ferdinand and Eve Weigle Meals, married B.F. Thomas. [13]

1860 Ferdinand Meals (age 51, born in Pennsylvania) lived in Menallen, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at post office Bendersville, with Catharine Meals (age 40), Amos Meals (age 22), Henrietta Meals (age 19), David Meals (age 18), Eve Meals (age 14), Adam Meals (age 13), Elizabeth Meals (age 12), Susanna Meals (age 11), John Meals (age 9), George W Meals (age 7), Theodore Meals (age 4), Rosanna J Meals (age 3), and William Meals (age 1). Mother-in-law (of first wife Eve) Mary Weigle (age 83) lived next door with John and Catherine Walhey. [14]

1870 Ferdinand Meals (age 61, born in Pennsylvania) lived in South Middleton Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in a household with Ann C Meals (age 50), George Meals (age 17), Theodore Meals (age 14), Emma Meals (age 13), Wm H Meals (age 11), Charlotte Meals (age 9), and James Miller (age 30). [15] Son Adam's family was listed nearby. John F age 19 and Caroline (Catherine?) age 25 lived with son Adam.

1873 Ann Catharine, wife of Ferdinand Meals, died on February 25, 1873, at age 52y 9m 20d. [16]

1874 Ferdinand Meals, son of Ferdinand Meals and Mary M Wolf, was born on November 30, in Perry County, Pennsylvania. [17]

1880 Ferdnand Meals (age 70, born in Pennsylvania, married) lived in Rye Twp, Perry County, Pennsylvania, in a household with Mary Meals (age 48), Samuel Meals (age 14), and George Meals (age 11). Ferdnand Meals's parents were both born in Pennsylvania. Ferdnand Meals's occupation was laborer. [18]

1912 Margaret Thomas, daughter of Ferdinand Meals and Weigle, died at age 77, on February 5, 1912 in Mount Holly Springs Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Margaret Thomas was born on November 28, 1834 in Pennsylvania. (Death certificate: 15142). [19]

1922 Henrietta Bream, daughter of Ferdinand Meals and Rebecca Weigle, died at age 81, on April 27, 1922 in Latimore Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Henrietta Bream was born on August 10, 1840 in Pennsylvania. (Death certificate: 45453). [20]

1931 George Washington Meals, married, child of Ferdinand Meals and Catherine, spouse of Miriam, died at age 78, on October 11, 1931 in Springfield Twp, Summit County, Ohio. George Washington Meals was born on February 22, 1853 in Pennsylvania. George Washington Meals had lived at Lakemore County, Ohio. [21]

1948 Ferdinand Meals, son of Ferdinand Meals and Mary M Wolf, spouse of Mabel Snell, died at age 73, on January 6, 1948 in Steelton Twp, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Ferdinand Meals was born on November 30, 1874 in Perry County, Pennsylvania. (Death certificate: 2815). [22]


[1] Adams County, Pennsylvania, 1785-1874: Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, citing FHL film 20702, [AncestryRecords].

[2] 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.

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

[4] Newspaper, Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), March 1, 1831, page 3, column 4.

[5] Citing The Centinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, March 1, 1831, [URL].

[6] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, [AncestryRecord].

[7] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, [AncestryRecord].

[8] Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, [FamilySearchRecord].

[9] Find A Grave Memorial 42953332, [FindAGrave].

[10] Newspaper, Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), March 22, 1847, page 4, column 6.

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

[12] US census, 1850, Reel 1057, Image 420, family 516, [InternetArchive].

[13] Samuel P. Bates, P. A. Durant, and J. Fraise Richard, History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania [Cumberland] (Warner, Beers:1886), 561, [GoogleBooks].

[14] United States Federal Census, 1860, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[15] United States Federal Census, 1870, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[16] Pennsylvania State Library, Zeamer Collection - Cumberland County, Monroe Twp, Mt Zion Cemetery, [PA Zeamer].

[17] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, [AncestryRecord].

[18] United States Federal Census, 1880, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[19] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, Certificate , [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[20] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, Certificate , [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[21] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[22] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, Certificate , [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].