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

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

1820 Jonas Weigle's parents moved to Adams County between 1810 and 1820, 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] [9] [10]

1844 Son Jonas Weigle was born on April 29. He was baptized on August 4, at the Lutheran and Reformed Church in Arendtsville, Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [11]

1848 William Weigel, child of Jonas Weigel and Christina Weigel, was baptized on April 15, 1849, at Upper Bermudian, York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania. William Weigel was born on November 2, 1848, in Pennsylvania.

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. [12] [13]

1852 John Franklin Weigel, child of Jonas Weigel and Christina Weigel, was baptized on May 9, 1852, at Upper Bermudian, York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania. John Franklin Weigel was born on February 20, 1852, in Pennsylvania. [14]

1854 Jonas Weigel and Christian Hummelbaugh made the inventory of the estate of Jacob Smyers, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [15]

1858 A map of landowners in Adams County showed [Jonas] J Weigle [16] near 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. [17] [Map]

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. [18] [19]

1861-65 Jonas Weigle Sr. was a communicant at the Zion Church, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [20]

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. [21]

1864 Jonas Weigle deeded land to Geo H Funt in Menallen Twp. [22]

1864 Jonas Weigle's father, John, died at Jonas' house in Menallen Twp, as reported in a newspaper death notice. [23]

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. [24] [25]

1873 A notice for a sheriff's sale reported [26]

A Lot of Ground situated in the borough of Shippensburg, Cumberland counthy, Pa., bounded on the north by an alley, east by Jonas Weigel, south by Orange street, and on the west by Weigel brothers. Seized and taken in execution as the property of Jacob Weigle. Also, the defendant's interest in a lot of ground … and west by John Witmer, … as the property of Jacob Weigle.

1875 A notice for a sheriff's sale reported [27]

A Lot of Ground situated in the borough of Shippensburg, Cumberland counthy, Pa., bounded as follows: On the south by Orange street, on the north by an alley, on the west by John Whitman, and on the east by Samuel Croft, containing 40 feet in front on Orange street, and 200 feet indepth, more or less. Seized and taken in execution as the property of Jonas M. Weigle and Jacob M Weigle.

1876 Jonas M. Weigel; Jonas Weigel, blacksmith; and William M Weigel, blacksmith; were listed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania living at 923 N Front. [28] Also listed under the name Waggle at 618 Colder. [29]

1877 Jonas Weigle Sen and Jonas Weigle Jun, blacksmith, and Wm M Weigle, carpenter, were listed on Cowden St n Calder, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. [30]

1878 Jonas M. Weigel; Jonas Weigel, blacksmith; and William M Weigel, blacksmith; were listed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania living at Briggs ab 16th. [31]

1880 Jonas Weigle (age 71, born in Pennsylvania), laborer, widower, lived in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, 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). Jonas's father and mother were born in Pennsylvania. [32] [33]

1882 Jonas Weigle and William M Weigle, blacksmith, were listed in Boyd's Telegraph Directory for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania living at 11th n Herr. William M Weigle, carpenter, was listed at 1915 N 3d. [34]

Research Notes:

Daughter Sarah Weigle Brenizer reported that her parents spoke only German in their home. [35]

We show Jacob M Weigle as a son, although we know of no direct evidence of such a relationship, other than coincidence of time, place, name, and dna.


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, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

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

[4] United States Federal Census, 1820, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

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

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

[7] [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

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

[9] Citing The Centinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, October 26, 1830, [URL].

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

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

[12] United States Federal Census, 1850, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[13] United States Federal Census, 1850, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[14] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, PA, Adams, York Springs, Lutheran, Holy Trinity Lutheran, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[15] Pennsylvania, Will and Probate Records, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[16] G. M. Hopkins, Map of Adams Co., Pennsylvania from actual surveys (Philadelphia, M. S. & E. Converse, Publishers, 1858), [LibraryOfCongress Map], [LibraryOfCongress Map].

[17] G. M. Hopkins, Map of Adams Co., Pennsylvania from actual surveys (Philadelphia, M. S. & E. Converse, Publishers, 1858), [LibraryOfCongress Map], [LibraryOfCongress Map].

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

[19] United States Federal Census, 1860, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

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

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

[22] Adams County, Pennsylvania, Deed W-234, index entry, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

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

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

[25] United States Federal Census, 1870, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[26] Newspaper, Carlisle Weekly Herald, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 30, p3 c8.

[27] Newspaper, Carlisle Weekly Herald, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, December 30, p4 c8/9.

[28] Boyds' Harrisburg City Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1876), 324, [AncestryImage].

[29] Boyds' Harrisburg City Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1876), 318, [AncestryImage].

[30] Carl's Harrisburg Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1877), 246, [AncestryImage].

[31] Boyds' Harrisburg City Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1878), 278, [AncestryImage].

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

[33] United States Federal Census, 1880, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[34] Boyds' Harrisburg City Directory (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1882), 325, [AncestryImage].

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