Fackler/Fockler & Miller/Muller Genealogy
Descendants of Johann Wendel Fackler
Generation No. 1
1. Johann Wendel1 Fackler was born Abt. 1746, and died Abt. 1823 in Dauphin Co., PA. He married Christina "Anna" Ranck, daughter of John Ranck and Anna Schwab. She was born May 21, 1745, and died Abt. 1807 in Dauphin Co., PA.
Notes for Johann Wendel Fackler:
info from "Pennsylvania German Ancestors of the Hiram and Irene Frysinger Family," draft by Dr. Anne Shifflet, Bear Den Rd., Frederick, MD;
Germany (Deutschland) map at right;
also from "Pennsylvania German Pioneers," vol. I, by Pennsylvania German Society, 1934; from Fackler researcher Harry C. Fackler at RootsWeb.com;
name also spelled Fachler, Fockler, Fochler, Fakler, Falkler, Faukler, Falkner, Fagler;
from "Pennsylvania German Ancestors of..." by Dr. Shifflet:
'Johann Wendel Fackler sailed from Rotterdam to America on the ship "Chance." He registered at the state house in Philadelphia on November 1, 1763. Various researchers have stated that Joh. Wendel Fackler was born in 1746; however, no primary source for documenting that information has been provided."
from footnote in above manuscript: "Oral tradition created this wonderful tale, told by a descendant in Ohio, which may contain kernels of truth, but contradicts many of the known facts: '...Wentle (sic) Fackler, whose birth occurred in Germany in 1746. Spending the first seventeen years of his life in the fatherland, he afterward came to America and was sold or apprenticed on the streets of Philadelphia for three years in order to pay his passage. When the time had half expired, however, he was released by his master and employed at regular rates of labor. Two years later he returned to his native country for his mother and two brothers, his father in the meantime having been killed in battle. After he had again come to America, Wentle Fackler joined the colonists in their struggle for independence, serving under Washington during the memorable winter at Valley Forge, and meeting the troops of Burgoyne in the north and Cornwallis in the south. When the republic was established he purchased a tract of land from the government, and cut timber from which he built a house. He married Anna Rank and they became parents of ten children. Wentle Fackler, who was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church, lived to enjoy the fruits of liberty many years and passed away in 1823.' This family tradition, told by Tillie Fackler, was recorded in the "History of Richland County, Ohio." Quoted in Forest D. Myers and Jerry A. Clouse's, "Briner Family History," Harrisburg, 1984, p. 110."
Left, Rotterdam, Holland, was a major port for anyone in northern Europe immigrating to America.
'Wendel presumably was living in Earl Township in 1767 when he and his wife Christina Ranck had a son George baptized in the Seltenriech Reformed Church near New Holland.
'By 1770, Wendel was living in Paxton Township. In 1770 and 1771, he was taxed there as an "inmate," along with Adam Fockler. On May 16, 1771, Wendel and Christine entered into a mortgage agreement for 300 pounds with Jacob Miller. Collateral was "about 100 acres" of land in Paxton Township. Several undated tax returns of Paxton Township, believed to be from the 1770s, and the 1779 returns listed Vendle Fackler, taxed on 80 acres, 50 acres cleared land, 2 horses, 2 cows, 6 sheep.
'In August of 1777, Wendel was assessed a special tax of L3.6 imposed on "non-associators." A non-associator was one who chose not to participate in the military training and exercises for civilian reserves. At the beginning of 1775, Pennsylvania, founded under Quaker auspices, was totally devoid of military organization. As tensions with England mounted, volunteer companies of "Associators" formed a civilian reserve. On 30 Jun 1775, the Provincial Assembly gave official recognition to the Associators and grouped the Associators into township groups, with several township groups formed into a battalion. Although these Associators were volunteers, as the struggle became bitter, men who refused to volunteer were termed "non-associators" and were fined and punished in other ways.
'In order to assure support for the struggle for independence, the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania decided on 13 Jun 1777 that every white male over the age of 18, with no exceptions, should be required to make a public commitment to support the state of Pennsylvania, and renounce allegiance to George the Third, King of England. Within three weeks, before July 1, all the men, were to appear before a justice of the peace and swear to or affirm the Oath of Allegiance. The deadline was later extended to 1 Jun 78. Wendel's name was not listed among those who took the oath in Lancaster County during 1777 and 1778.
'Wendel was not charged a double tax in 1779 as some others were. However, in 1780 and 1781, he paid twice the amount of his property tax as a fine for "those not yet sworn. "In 1780, Wendle Fackler was named on "A List of all Male white Persons Residing in the Bounds of Captain Hugh Robinson's Company Between the Ages of Eighteen and Fifty-three years, Being the Fourth Company of the Tenth Battalion of Lancaster County Militia."
'These indications of refusal to give oath and non-participation in military activities suggest the influence of the German Baptist Brethren faith. Because no membership lists were kept, it is not known when Wendle became associated with the Brethren. However, several of Wendel and Christina's children married sons and daughters of the early leaders of the Big Swatara congregation.
'On 8 Jun 1779, Wendle and Christina had acquired additional "land situate and lying on Beaver Creek part in Paxton Township and part in Hanover Township (being the tract of land granted by the late Proprietor of Pennsylvania by their warrant dated the Eight of June 1774 unto a certain Jacob Steigleman)..." Jacob Steigleman was the husband of Christina's sister Barbara Ranck.
'On 25 Jul 1784, Wendel purchased another 250 acres of land along Beaver Creek from Abram and Susannah Eagly. Wendel Fackler's name continued to appear on the Paxton Township tax lists, and after 1785, when Dauphin County was formed, on the Lower Paxton lists until his death. His name, however, was not found on the first United States census in 1790. This may have been on oversight, but, more likely, was due to his request that his name not be listed. Many were suspicious of the intent of the census.
In this 1791 map, Pennsylvania's Dauphin County is outlined in green in lower right; Lancaster County to its south is in blue; Huntingdon County on west is in orange.
'From the records of the assessors for the 1798 Federal "window tax" we learn that Wendel's family was living in a one-story log home, 22' X 44', a stable was 25' square, and a 15' X 18' weaver's shop was also on the farm.
'Wendel and Christina sold the 20 acres of their land across the Beaver Creek in West Hanover Township to Philip Overcast on 17 Apr 1798. The 1800 Census listed Vendle Fackler and his wife as over 45 years of age, and with three boys and three girls in the household, all between the ages of 16 and 25.
'Wendel obtained the patent on 3 Mar 1803 for his farm, the "Hamburg" tract which he had purchased in 1784. On 26 Nov 1805, he purchased 156 acres of land a few miles from his home (near Susquehanna Township line).
'This was to begin a time of consolidation and regrouping in Wendel's life, a time of concern for the future of his family. It is believed that Christina died about 1805.
'The farm which Wendel had purchased in 1805 was sold to his son Abraham on 5 Aug 1807. A few weeks later, on 27 Aug 1807, he signed a marital agreement provided to care for his new wife Catharine, the widow of Jacob Zeiger...
'Wendel sold his original farm, the "Springfield" tract, and 24 additional acres, to his son-in-law John Brehm, on 22 Nov 1809... A few days later on 27 Nov 1809, on 27 Nov 1809, Wendel finalized the sale of the remaining 105 acres of the "Hamburg" tract along the Beaver Creek to his son Wendel...
'In the 1810 census, Wendel and his wife were listed as over 45, with one boy and one girl between 16 and 25 in their household. Having divested himself of his land holdings, Wendel's tax assessment in 1810 was slashed from $8.50 to .50. The next year Wendel Fackler, Sr., was listed as a tenant.
'Wendel wrote a will on 8 Nov 1814:
"In the name of God, Amen. I Wendle (sic) Fackler of Lower Paxton Township County of Dauphin being of sound Mind and Memory yet old and weak do make and ordain hereby my last Will and Testament and as I have already given to my Children a part viz to my son Abraham one hundred and fify pounds to my son Wendel one hundred and fifty pounds to my son-in-law John Brem one hundred and fifty pounds and my son Samuel one hundred and fifty pounds and after this my daughter Barbara intermarried with George Miller shall have one hundred fifty pounds including the sum said Miller has received already. My daughter Christiana intermarried with George Boeshare (sic) has already received two hundred pounds and shall not be entitled to more than her equal share in the residue mentioned hereafter. My daughter Eve intermarried with Wendel Henrich (sic) one hundred and fifty pounds and my daughter Elizabeth intermarried with Abraham Basbach one hundred and fifty pounds and my Catherine intermarried with George Etter one hundred and fifty pounds including what they have received already. My son Samuel had received a bond of ? which is to be deducted out of the above Sum bequested. One hundred pounds of my estate to remain in the hands of my nephew Abraham Fackler during the natural lives (sic) of my wife Catharine who shall receive the interest thereof with other things mentioned in an agreement signed by me and Recorded in Register Office of this County. The Remainder of my property is to be divided among my ten children or their Representatives in equal shares the oldest shall have his share in six Months after my decease the second one year after the first and so on every year one to be paid according to their Ages till every one has Received his Share.
"Finally I nominate and appoint my Son Abraham Fackler and my son-in-law Abraham Balsbach to be the Executors of this my last Will & Testament, Revoking all former Wills made by me and declare this my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eighth day of November 1814. Witnesses Abraham Fackler and B. Mayer."
'His will was brought for probate on 11 Mar 1816. The exact death dates of Johann Wendel Fackler and his wife Christina Ranck Fackler are not known. It is likely that they are buried on one of his farms, but there are no markers to give proof...'
from Seltenreich Reformed Church Records, trans. by William H. Hinke, 1936, p. 10:
"John Wendel Fackler and Christina, 27 Feb 1767, s. John George (bp. 20 April 1767) Sp. John George Ranck. Also Lancaster County, PA, Miscellaneous Book, 1782-1784. p. 222: 31 Oct 1783, Michael Rank dec'd. 'George Fackler a minor son of Wendel Fackler by Christina his wife a daughter of Michael Rank deceased being above the age of fourteen years comes into Court and chooses his Father Wendel Fackler guardian over his estate during his minority and the Court approves of and appoints him his guardian accordingly.' "
also from Dr. Shifflet's draft:
"Some researchers have stated there was also a son Valentine, c. 1790-May 1862, who married Elizabeth Simmons Miller and moved to Johnson County, Iowa. The name Valentine Fackler appeared on the Lower Paxton tax list once, in 1847, along with the remark "Jacob Fackler." the name Valentine is not mentioned in Wendel's will, as one of "my ten children." He could have been a grandson. The George Fackler who moved to Ohio, believed to have been the son of Wendel, had a son Valentine."
More About Johann Wendel Fackler:
Fact 1: "son George baptized in Selten Reformed Church, Earl Township, Lancaster County, PA;
Notes for Christina "Anna" Ranck:
from "The Swope Family Book of Remembrance" by Morse & McLachlin:
'Christina Ranck married Wendel (?) Fockler. Their children were George Fockler, Barbara, Elizabeth, Eva, Christiana, Abraham, Samuel and Wendel Fockler.'
Children of Johann Fackler and Christina Ranck are:
+ 2 i. Johann (John) George2 Fackler, born February 27, 1767 in Dauphin Co., PA; died Abt. 1820 in Newton Twp., Miami Co., Ohio.
+ 3 ii. Elizabeth Fackler, born June 26, 1772; died December 13, 1836.
+ 4 iii. Eva/Eve Fackler, born December 15, 1773 in Dauphin Co., PA; died November 08, 1861.
+ 5 iv. Christiana Fackler, born October 21, 1775 in Dauphin Co., PA; died April 12, 1842.
6 v. Abraham Fackler, born Bet. March 21, 1776 - 1777 in Dauphin Co., PA; died January 12, 1866 in Richland Co., OH. He married Barbara Hough/Houch March 30, 1801; born February 03, 1781 in Pennsylvania; died May 10, 1844.
More About Abraham Fackler:
Burial: Bloomingrove Cemetery, Shenandoah, Richland Co., OH
More About Barbara Hough/Houch:
Burial: Bloomingrove Cemetery, Shenandoah, Richland Co., OH
+ 7 vi. Samuel Fackler, born July 1778; died October 24, 1847.
8 vii. Wendel Fackler, born April 22, 1782 in Dauphin Co., PA; died March 25, 1866. He married Sarah Stouffer; born 1790; died 1822 in old Fackler Cemetery in Lower Paxton Twp., off Red Top Rd., PA.
More About Wendel Fackler:
Burial: Hanoverdale Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Hanoverdale, PA
Fact 1: 2nd wife Catharine Stouffer;
Fact 2: his bible in possession of Hummelstown Area Historical Society;
9 viii. Barbara Fackler, born 1784. She married George Miller.
10 ix. Margaretha Fackler, born 1785. She married John Baum.
+ 11 x. Catherine Fackler, born September 21, 1787 in Dauphin Co., PA; died May 02, 1826.
12 xi. Mary Fackler, born October 13, 1784; died December 08, 1862. She married Johannes Brehm; died September 14, 1852.
More About Mary Fackler:
Burial: old Fackler cemetery, PA
More About Johannes Brehm:
Burial: old Fackler cemetery, PA
Fact 1: "age 72y 8m 20d";
Generation No. 2
2. Johann (John) George2 Fackler (Johann Wendel1) was born February 27, 1767 in Dauphin Co., PA, and died Abt. 1820 in Newton Twp., Miami Co., Ohio. He married Maria Miller, daughter of George Miller and Catharine. She was born Bet. 1765 - 1775, and died Bef. 1817.
**For Miller genealogy, go to the bottom of the page, section 1.**
Dauphin Co., PA, where Wendel Fackler died and John "George" Fackler was born.
Notes for Johann (John) George Fackler:
mentioned in Miami County, Ohio history book:
"George F. [Fackler] who was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., from which county he moved to Huntingdon Co., and from there to Ohio in 1817, locating on Sec., 29 in Newton Township. He brought with him a family of six children, leaving one in the East... Mr. Fackler [George] died soon after coming here. In August 1819, he was married to Miss May Nisonger, who survived her husband many years, dying at an advanced age."
occupation: farmer; P.O. Pleasant Hill;
name also appears as "Fockler";
from Fackler researcher Harry C. Fockler and Fackler descendant Steve Thomas:
"(Johann George) moved to Huntingdon County, PA, where he and his first wife, Maria Miller, had ten children from about 1789 to 1810. Sometime between 1810 and 1817 George's first wife, Maria (Miller) Fackler died along with three daughters, probably from a catastrophic illness like typhoid. In 1817 George moved to Miami County, OH, with six of his seven children. One daughter, Eva, born after 1790 had married Abraham Ery (Eby) and stayed in Bedford County, PA. George then married a Miss Mary Nisonger (Niswonger) in 1820 and died shortly thereafter. George's original will of 7 August 1820 is in German. It appears to me that it was dictated to someone who wrote down the words verbatim in Old German script. Some of the words reflect the speech of a man who may have been very ill or injured. It is very abbreviated, terse and uses as few words as possible to express his wishes. He leaves everything to his second wife, Mary Nisonger (whom he had married in 1819) for as long as she might live or as long as she remains his widow. After her death, the 'plantation' shall be divided equally among his children (not named). He does leave a small monetary bequest to 'Wentle un die Kadarin' which was administered by a son-in-law in PA. This 'Wendel and Catharine', I believe, were his father and his father's second wife, Catharine Ziegler. The original German will was translated into English as a 'true translation' although I found that this 'translation' was greatly embellished by someone with a legal bent and adds considerable detail that is not in the original."
from Pennsylvania German Ancestors of the Hiram and Irene Frysinger Family, draft by Dr. Anner Shifflet:
'Children of Joh. Wendel Fackler and Christina Ranck--
'b. John George, 27, Feb. 1767, m. Maria Miller, b. Seltenreich Reformed Church, Earl Township, (near New Holland), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,
'Church Records, 1746-1800, trans. by William H. Hinke, 1936, p. 10: 'John Wendel Fackler and Christina, 27 Feb. 1676, s. John George (bp. 20 Apr. 1767) Sp. John George Ranck.'
Also, Lancaster County, PA, Miscellaneous Book, 1782-1784. p. 222: 31 Oct. 1783. Michael Rank dec'd. 'George Fackler a minor son of Wendel Fackler by Christiana his wife a daughter of Michael Rank deceased being above the age of fourteen years comes into Court and chooses his Father Wendel Fackler guardian over his estate during his minority and the Court approves of and appoints him his guardian accordingly.'
George was taxed in Paxton Twp. from 1786-1789, but not in subsequent years. He is not mentioned by name in his father's will. This may have been the George Fackler who was taxed in Allegheny Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, in the early 1800s, and possible the same man who died in Miami Co., OH, in 1820, leaving a Wendel Fackler as one of the heirs. (Miami County, OH, Will Book A-2-139.)
Mennonite Family History, Oct 1983, p. 169: "George Miller was born 1722 in Switzerland and died Dauphin Co., PA, in 1798. He was a son of Michael Miller. George was elder and minister, Big Swatara Church of the Brethren. His wife's name was Catherine and their children included Maria, who married George Fackler."
More About Johann (John) George Fackler:
Burial: Newton Twp., Miami Co., Ohio
Fact 1: had 7 children: 6 moved to Ohio with him, 1 stayed in PA;
Fact 2: migrated to Newton Twp., Miami County, Ohio from PA in 1817, via Huntingdon Co., PA, having moved from Dauphin Co., PA;
Fact 3: 2nd marriage may have been to May Nisonger in 1819;
Fact 4: 1820, will probated;
Children of Johann George Fackler and Maria Miller are:
+ 13 i. Abraham3 Fackler/Fockler, born February 20, 1803 in Huntington Co., PA; died May 30, 1881 in Newton Twp., Miami Co., OH.
+ 14 ii. George Fockler, born November 23, 1800 in Lancaster Co., PA; died September 01, 1865 in Newtown Twp., Miami Co., Ohio;.
15 iii. Martha "Mary" Fockler, born 1806; died 1888. She married Joseph Rench.
More About Martha "Mary" Fockler:
1: g-g-grandmother to Joseph H. Bosserman, Miami Valley Genealogy web site coordinater
+ 16 iv. Valentine Fackler/Fockler, born Bet. 1789 - 1790; died 1861.
17 v. Eve Fackler/Fockler, born Aft. 1790. She married Abraham Eby.
+ 18 vi. Samuel Fackler/Fockler, born January 10, 1805; died 1882.
+ 19 vii. Joseph Fackler/Fockler, born January 07, 1810; died Aft. 1880.
3. Elizabeth2 Fackler (Johann Wendel1) was born June 26, 1772, and died December 13, 1836. She married Abraham Balsbaugh. He was born 1768, and died May 12, 1831.
More About Elizabeth Fackler:
Burial: Hummelstown Cemetery
Children of Elizabeth Fackler and Abraham Balsbaugh are:
20 i. Abraham3 Balsbaugh.
21 ii. John Balsbaugh.
22 iii. Elizabeth Balsbaugh.
23 iv. George Balsbaugh.
4. Eva/Eve2 Fackler (Johann Wendel1) was born December 15, 1773 in Dauphin Co., PA, and died November 08, 1861. She married Heinrich Wendel Henry. He was born December 1775, and died June 22, 1825.
More About Heinrich Wendel Henry:
Burial: Spring Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Dauphin Co., PA
Children of Eva/Eve Fackler and Heinrich Henry are:
24 i. Wendel3 Henry.
25 ii. Elizabeth Henry.
26 iii. Eve Henry.
27 iv. Christina Henry.
28 v. George Henry.
5. Christiana2 Fackler (Johann Wendel1) was born October 21, 1775 in Dauphin Co., PA, and died April 12, 1842. She married George Bashor/Boeshare. He was born 1775, and died 1841.
Child of Christiana Fackler and George Bashor/Boeshare is:
29 i. John Wendel3 Bashor/Boeshare/Basehore.
7. Samuel2 Fackler (Johann Wendel1) was born July 1778, and died October 24, 1847. He married Martha Magdalena Seider. She was born 1787.
More About Samuel Fackler:
Burial: St. Peter's Cemetery, Halifax, PA
Children of Samuel Fackler and Martha Seider are:
30 i. Samuel3 Fackler.
31 ii. Sarah Fackler.
32 iii. Catharine Fackler.
33 iv. Nancy Fackler.
34 v. John Fackler.
35 vi. Elizabeth Fackler.
11. Catherine2 Fackler (Johann Wendel1) was born September 21, 1787 in Dauphin Co., PA, and died May 02, 1826. She married George Etter.
Children of Catherine Fackler and George Etter are:
36 i. Polly3 Etter.
37 ii. Elizabeth Etter.
38 iii. Catherine Etter.
39 iv. Lidia Etter.
40 v. Leah Etter.
Generation No. 3
13. Abraham3 Fackler/Fockler (Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born February 20, 1803 in Huntington Co., PA, and died May 30, 1881 in Newton Twp., OH. He married Hepzibah Elizabeth Inman April 06, 1827 in Miami Co., Ohio, daughter of Asa Inman and Mary Coppock. She was born May 12, 1811 in Miami Co., OH, and died December 28, 1883 in Newton Twp., Miami Co., OH.
Notes for Abraham Fackler/Fockler:
from Miami County, Ohio, history book:
"One of the early settlers of this section of county is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. He was born in 1803 in Huntingdon Co., Penn., and came to this township in 1817, locating on his present place. He was married in 1826 to Miss Hepzibah Inman, a native of this township, born in 1811... Abraham Fackler is the son of George F., who was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., from which county he moved to Huntingdon Co., and from there to Ohio in 1817, locating on Sec., 29 in Newton Township. He brought with him a family of six children, leaving one in the East... Mr. Fackler (George) died soon after coming here. In August 1819, he was married to Miss May Nisonger, who survived her husband many years, dying at an advanced age."
from a Miami County, Ohio sketch [biography] book:
"ABRAHAM FACKLER, farmer; P. O. Pleasant Hill. One of the early settlers of this section of country is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. He was born in 1803 in Huntingdon Co., Penn., and came to this township in 1817, locating on his present place. He was married in 1826 to Miss Hepzibah Inman, a native of this township, born in 1811. She is the daughter of Asa Inman, a native of South Carolina. He was married to Miss Mary Coppock, a native of North Carolina. In 1807 or 1808, Mr. Inman, with his family, bade farewell to the "Sunny South," and took up his march for the wilds of Ohio, then considered the "Far West." He found a location within the present limits of Newton Township, on the northeast quarter of Sec. 30, where he toiled the better part of his life. His death occurred at the advanced age of upward of fourscore years. He is buried in the Harris Creek Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Fackler are the parents of nine children, six daughters and three sons, all grown up and married but two. Abraham Fackler is the son of George F., who was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., from which county he moved to Huntingdon Co., and from there to Ohio in 1817, locating on Sec. 29 in Newton Township. He brought with him a family of six children, leaving one in the East. Of these, three live in Newton Township, and one, the youngest, in Covington. Mr. Fackler died soon after coming here. In August 1819, he was married to Miss May Nisonger, who survived her husband many years, dying at an advanced age. occupation: farmer; P.O. Pleasant Hill."
More About Abraham Fackler/Fockler:
Burial: Newton Twp., Miami Co., OH
Fact 1: came to Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio in 1817 with father;
Fact 2: estate probated in 1881;
Fact 3: records of selling and purchasing land in 1834,1830, 1837;
Fact 4: 1827, on Ohio state census for Newton Twp.;
Fact 5: buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami Co., OH; Photos below are from Steve E. at FindAGrave.com.
Notes for Hepzibah Elizabeth Inman:
mentioned in Miami County, Ohio, history book ("History of Miami County, Ohio"?);
also information on Inman line from "The Inman Compendium";
More About Hepzibah Elizabeth Inman:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami Co., OH
Children of Abraham Fackler/Fockler and Hepzibah Inman are:
+ 41 i. Amanda Ann4 Fackler, born Abt. 1852 in Newton Twp., Ohio; died 1908 in Dayton, Ohio.
42 ii. Mary Ann Fockler, born June 28, 1821. She married Hugh Sexton Helms.
43 iii. George Fockler.
44 iv. Elizabeth Fockler, born Abt. 1833. She married Samuel Duncan.
45 v. Joseph Fockler, born September 1839.
+ 46 vi. Asa Fockler, born Abt. 1836.
47 vii. Lucinda Fockler, born Abt. 1840.
48 viii. Martha Fockler, born Abt. 1844.
49 ix. Hepsibah ("Hepsie") Fockler, born Abt. 1846.
14. George3 Fockler (Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born November 23, 1800 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died September 01, 1865 in Newtown Twp., Miami Co., Ohio;. He married Elizabeth Ehrstine. She was born October 28, 1805 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died November 16, 1855 in Newtown Twp., Miami Co., OH.
More About George Fockler:
1: tombstone: "64y, 9m, 8d";
Burial: Old Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Darke Co., OH;
Elizabeth's tombstone at right and George's foundation next to hers at the Old Harris Creek Cemetery, left, Darke Co., OH;
More About Elizabeth Ehrstine:
Burial: Old Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Darke Co., OH
Fact 1: tombstone: "wife of George, died 16 Nov. 1855, aged 50y, 19d";
Children of George Fockler and Elizabeth Ehrstine are:
50 i. Susannah4 Fockler, born Abt. 1830. She married Nicholas Reinz.
51 ii. Samuel Fockler, born Abt. 1834.
52 iii. Joseph Fockler, born September 1835. He married Sarah North.
+ 53 iv. John Ehrstine Fockler, born September 30, 1836; died January 07, 1898.
picture, right, of Dr. John E. Fockler, courtesy of descendant Melissa Mautz McHarg;
54 v. Barbara Fockler, born Abt. 1842.
55 vi. Elizabeth Fockler, born Abt. 1846.
56 vii. George Ehrstine Fockler, born March 1849; died Abt. 1924.
16. Valentine3 Fackler/Fockler (Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born Bet. 1789 - 1790, and died 1861. He married Elizabeth Miller. She was born Abt. 1794, and died 1866.
More About Valentine Fackler/Fockler:
Fact 1: may have moved to Johnson Co., IA;
Children of Valentine Fackler/Fockler and Elizabeth Miller are:
57 i. Michael4 Fackler/Fockler, born Abt. 1823; died 1899.
58 ii. Jacob Fackler/Fockler, born July 18, 1825.
59 iii. John Fackler/Fockler, born July 18, 1825.
60 iv. Mary Ann Fackler/Fockler, born June 1826.
+ 61 v. Samuel Fackler/Fockler, born April 12, 1830; died February 20, 1925.
62 vi. Sarah Ann Fackler/Fockler, born 1833.
63 vii. Martin Fackler/Fockler, born March 19, 1834.
18. Samuel3 Fackler/Fockler (Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born January 10, 1805, and died 1882. He married Elizabeth Embree. She was born Abt. 1805.
Children of Samuel Fackler/Fockler and Elizabeth Embree are:
+ 64 i. Mary4 Fackler/Fockler, born Abt. 1834.
65 ii. Elmira Fackler/Fockler, born Abt. 1836. She married Martin Brant.
66 iii. Melinda Fackler/Fockler, born Abt. 1838. She married Samuel Reese.
67 iv. Elizabeth Rebecca Fackler/Fockler, born Abt. 1840.
68 v. Hepzibah Ellen Fackler/Fockler, born Abt. 1842.
19. Joseph3 Fackler/Fockler (Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born January 07, 1810, and died Aft. 1880. He married Elizabeth Sands. She was born Abt. 1806, and died Aft. 1880.
Children of Joseph Fackler/Fockler and Elizabeth Sands are:
69 i. Rachel4 Fockler, born Abt. 1832. She married John L. Wright.
+ 70 ii. Sanford Samuel Fockler, born October 1837; died Aft. 1900.
Generation No. 4
41. Amanda Ann4 Fackler (Abraham3 Fackler/Fockler, Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born Abt. 1852 in Newton Twp., Ohio, and died 1908 in Dayton, Ohio. She married John William Reck September 24, 1868 in Miami, Ohio, son of Henry Reck and Mary Martin. He was born February 10, 1841 in Carroll County, MD, and died August 18, 1896 in Coldwater, Mercer Co., Ohio.
Notes for John William Reck:
enlisted in Civil War, GAR Sept. 8, 1861, Greenville, Darke Co., Ohio,
Although indiscernible, the framed picture is of Amanda Fackler Reck. This photo was taken after her funeral, and these are her children. Emma Jane is on the far right.
Pvt. Co. B, 44 Reg. OVI and Pvt. Co. G 8th Reg. OVC; discharged July 30, 1865:
from Ohio in the Civil War internet site compiled by Larry Stevens:
1. History of the 44th Ohio Infantry--
"Organized in October, 1861, under Col. Samuel A. Gilbert, it moved into West Virginia and operated until September, 1862-having frequent engagemnts with the enemy-when it moved to Kentucky. In December the men were mounted as cavalry and operated against John Morgan. It joined Burnside's advance into East Tennessee, and in January, 1864, the Regiment re-enlisted as veterans providing it should be mounted as cavalry. When it again assembled, after a furlough home, it was designated as the 8th Ohio Cavalry.
"Among its deployments: operations in the Kanawha Valley and New River Region, West Virginia, Oct. 19-Nov. 16, 1861; duty at Camp Piatt, WV, until May 1862; action at Chapmansville April 8th; Miller's Ferry and Gauley Bridge September 11, 1862; regiment mounted at Frankfort, KY, operations in central Kentucky against Cluke's forces February 18-March 5, 1863... etc.
2. History of 8th Ohio Cavalry--
"This regiment was organized March 28, 1864, from the veterans and recruits of the 44th Ohio Infantry, under Col. Samuel A. Gilbert, for three years service. Cols. Alpheus S. Moore and Wesley Owens afterwards commanded. The regiment proceeded to West Virginia, and in June joined Averill's raid on Lynchburg, skirmishing with the enemy in the advance and on the return. At Liberty it lost 71 men. At Beverly in October , it was surrounded by the enemy, but drove the Reberls off in a hand to hand fight. In the meantime a detachment of the regiment, under Col. Moore, served in the Shenandoah Valley, fighting at Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. On the 11th of January, 1865, the camp of the Regiment was surprised and over 500 officers and men were captured. They were marched through snow, barefooted, and with scarcely any food, to Staunton, where they were loaded on stock cars and sent to Libby Prison. The sufferings of the men were dreadful at the hands of a cruel and relentless foe. They were exchanged in February, and in August, 1865, the regiment was mustered out of service.
"Among it deployments: march to Lewisburg May 29; Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg Mary 29-July1, 1864; action at Lexington June 11, Buchanan June 13, New London June 16, Diamond Hill June 17, Lynchburg June 17-18; action new Moore field August 7, 1864, Morrefield and Huttonsville August 24; action at Beverly [WV] January 11, 1865, mostly captured; paroled February 15, mustered out as prisoners of war June, 1865, etc.; regiment lost during its service both as 44th OI and 8th OC 3 officers and 53 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 113 enlisted men by disease--total 210."
Baptism April 6, 1841, Trinity Lutheran Church, Taneytown, MD;
divorced abt. 1892; remarried a Rice Feb. 1895;
separation after 3 months;
More About John William Reck:
Burial: August 1896, Gettysburg Cemetery, Darke Co., Ohio
Fact 1: marriage license #11131 in Miami Co., Ohio;
Children of Amanda Fackler and John Reck are:
+ 71 i. Emma Jane5 Reck, born January 03, 1871 in Ohio; died December 20, 1920 in Anderson, IN.
72 ii. Grace Reck, born March 28, 1885. She married ...Foland.
73 iii. Minnie Reck, born September 27, 1878. She married ...Snyder.
74 iv. Dollie Blanch Reck, born December 28, 1887. She married ...Hessler.
75 v. Charles Reck, born March 09, 1876.
76 vi. Edd Reck, born November 13, 1883.
77 vii. Walter Reck, born November 20, 1882.
46. Asa4 Fockler (Abraham3 Fackler/Fockler, Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born Abt. 1836. He married Susan Brown. She was born 1843.
Child of Asa Fockler and Susan Brown is:
78 i. Clara5 Fockler.
53. John E.4 Fockler (George3, Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born September 30, 1836, and died January 07, 1898. He married (1) Pernina Berry. He married (2) Barbara Elizabeth Rogers.
More About John E. Fockler:
Fact 1: doctor
Fact 2: 1st wife Barbara Ellizabeth Roger: 2 daughters, Susan and Georgianna;
Children of John Fockler and Pernina Berry are:
79 i. Volney Nevin5 Fockler, born 1872.
80 ii. Clement Fockler, born 1874.
81 iii. Jane Fockler, born 1877.
82 iv. Mary Agnes Fockler, born 1880.
83 v. Nena Fockler, born 1882.
61. Samuel4 Fackler/Fockler (Valentine3, Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born April 12, 1830, and died February 20, 1925. He married (1) Elizabeth McGraw. She died August 03, 1919. He married (2) Malinda Dennis. She was born 1840, and died March 09, 1880.
More About Samuel Fackler/Fockler:
Fact 1: 2nd Elizabeth McGraw: 2 children, Elizabeth and David;
Children of Samuel Fackler/Fockler and Elizabeth McGraw are:
84 i. Elizabeth5 Fackler/Fockler.
85 ii. David Fackler/Fockler.
Children of Samuel Fackler/Fockler and Malinda Dennis are:
86 i. Lydia5 Fackler/Fockler.
87 ii. Wesley Fackler/Fockler.
88 iii. James Fackler/Fockler.
89 iv. Samuel Fackler/Fockler.
90 v. Laura Fackler/Fockler.
91 vi. Eva Fackler/Fockler.
64. Mary4 Fackler/Fockler (Samuel3, Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born Abt. 1834. She married ...Reese.
Child of Mary Fackler/Fockler and ...Reese is:
92 i. Mary E5 Reese, born Abt. 1861.
70. Sanford Samuel4 Fockler (Joseph3 Fackler/Fockler, Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born October 1837, and died Aft. 1900. He married Nancy Reed. She was born March 20, 1839, and died October 30, 1870.
Children of Sanford Fockler and Nancy Reed are:
93 i. Jasper N.5 Fockler, born January 1862. He married Lillian Robb.
94 ii. George Edward Fockler, born March 1863. He married Emma Conrad.
+ 95 iii. Franklin Marion Fockler, born November 07, 1865; died April 27, 1937.
Generation No. 5
71. Emma Jane5 Reck (Amanda Ann4 Fackler, Abraham3 Fackler/Fockler, Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born January 03, 1871 in Ohio, and died December 20, 1920 in Anderson, IN. She married John Elsworth Summers Abt. 1888 in Ohio (?), son of Jacob Summers and Elvina Summers. He was born August 18, 1864 in Winchester, Randolph County, IN, and died January 01, 1930 in Anderson, IN.
Notes for Emma Jane Reck:
Obituary in Anderson newspaper:
"EMMA J. SUMMERS DIED AT HER HOME AT 1518 NELLE ST. AFTER BEING ILL FOR SOMETIME. SHE WAS THE WIFE OF JOHN E. SUMMERS AND WAS SURVIVED BY 6 CHILDREN LILLIAN DAVIS OF NOBLESVILLE, MRS. FRANK FEATHERSTONE, ELLEN CLAUSE, MAY GEORGE, OTTO SUMMERS, AND CARL SUMMERS ALL OF ANDERSON. THE FUNERAL WAS AT PARK PLACE CHURCH OF GOD AND WAS OFFICIATED BY REV. E.A. REARDON. THE BURIAL WAS AT (East) MAPLEWOOD."
More About Emma Jane Reck:
Burial: East Maplewood, Anderson, IN
Fact 1: pictured with Carl and family;
Fact 2: parents from Darke County, Ohio
Fact 3: died of throat cancer or thyroid problems; died on operating table: surgeon nicked c. artery (this family story differs from obit);
Fact 4: buried in section 27, row C;
Fact 5: taught Sunday school at Church of God in Anderson;
Fact 6: funeral held at Park Place Church of God, Anderson, IN, officiated by Rev. E.A. Reardon;
Notes for John Elsworth Summers:
Family story-- John E. and father Jacob had a disagreement that caused a major rift in their relationship. Family stories vary: John E was cut out of will, disinherited, or given only two dollars by father. Because of alienation, John E. and wife Emma Jane Reck moved to Anderson, Madison County, IN. The division in family was so bad that John and Emma's children and grandchildren were never told who John's father was or anything about his family; no names were passed down to them. They only knew that John E. came from Winchester, IN.
John Elsworth Summers rested in an unmarked grave for seventy- three years. In the spring of 2003, grandsons John and Mark Summers had a gravestone with name and dates placed at John E.'s grave site in East Maplewood, section 26.
More About John Elsworth Summers:
Burial: East Maplewood, Anderson, IN
Fact 1: picture of family;
Fact 2: copy of death certificate in MC, Anderson, IN;
Fact 3: helped build "Old Main" building at Anderson College;
Fact 4: 1920 census Anderson, IN;
Occupation: wheelwright and carpenter;
Children of Emma Reck and John Summers are:
96 i. Carl McKinley6 Summers, born November 13, 1896 in Cold Water, OH; died July 06, 1962 in Anderson, IN. He married Lois Lear Decker January 19, 1918 in Madison Co., IN; born December 05, 1897 in Frankton, IN; died January 01, 1947 in Anderson, IN.
More About Carl McKinley Summers:
Burial: Franklin, F.O.O.P. Cemetery, IN
Fact 1: operated harvest store on SR 32 south of Anderson;
Fact 2: picture; occupation: molder in foundry; part-time house painter;
Fact 3: cause of death; pneumonia followed by heart attack;
Fact 4: 2nd wife Alpha Canterbury;
Notes for Lois Lear Decker:
Obituary in Anderson newspaper:
"LOIS AND HER HUSBAND CARL WERE REMODELING THEIR RESIDENCE, 4 MILES EAST AND 1 1/2 MILES SOUTH OF ALEXANDRIA (NEAR GILMAN), AND HAD JUST FINISHED COMPLETELY VARNISHING A NEW FLOOR, WHEN TRAGEDY STRUCK. CARL HAD LEFT TO GET A NEW DOOR AND LOIS WAS CLEANING UP DEBRIS. SHE IS SAID TO HAVE THROWN SOME LEFT-OVER VARNISH IN THE STOVE WHICH CAUSED AN EXPLOSION. SHE MANAGED TO DRAG HERSELF TO THE BACKYARD AND EXTINGUISH THE BURNING CLOTHING. THE HOUSE WAS A TOTAL LOSS AND LOIS WAS TAKEN TO ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED THE NEXT DAY OF SEVERE BURNS OVER MOST OF HER BODY.
THE BODY LIED IN STATE AT HER DAUGHTER'S, DOROTHY AYERS, HOUSE - 2800 FAIRVIEW ON JANUARY 3RD. THE FUNERAL WAS ON THE 4TH AT PILGRIM HOLINESS CHURCH, 24TH DELAWARE, WITH REV. G.R.BATEMAN, PASTOR, AND REV. FLOYD GOING, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT, IN CHARGE. THE BURIAL WAS AT THE ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY IN FRANKTON."
from Lois Lear's cousin Daisy Dwiggins Field in Sept. 4, 1978 letter: "Uncle Dave (Jr.) and his family resided in the community (Frankton) also and I spent quite a bit of time visiting with them in my youth. Although most of the children were much older than I, there were some nearer my age and Lear and I hit it off well. In those happy days of childhood there were no shadows to presage her tragic death by fire in later years."
More About Lois Lear Decker:
Burial: Franklin, F.O.O.P. Cemetery, IN
Fact 1: killed in fire at home in kitchen; loved to read;
Fact 2: picture;
97 ii. Otto Summers, born 1888 in Anderson, IN; died 1968 in Anderson, IN. He married Nancy; born 1891; died 1949.
More About Otto Summers:
Burial: East Maplewood, Anderson, IN
More About Nancy:
Burial: East Maplewood, Anderson, IN
98 iii. May Summers. She married (?) George.
Notes for May Summers:
Family story asserts that Aunt (Myrtle) May Summers Youst George was "connected." She could get anyone off for anything in Anderson because she "dated" high officials.
99 iv. Ellen Echo Summers. She married William Roy Claus.
More About Ellen Echo Summers:
Fact 1: great-grand son is David Segner
100 v. Etta Ethel Summers. She married Frank Featherstone.
101 vi. Lillian Summers.
102 vii. Raymond Summers.
103 viii. Mary Elvina Summers.
95. Franklin Marion5 Fockler (Sanford Samuel4, Joseph3 Fackler/Fockler, Johann (John) George2 Fackler, Johann Wendel1) was born November 07, 1865, and died April 27, 1937. He married Harriett Gertrude Hathaway. She was born January 10, 1871, and died July 29, 1939.
Child of Franklin Fockler and Harriett Hathaway is:
104 i. Harry Charles6 Fockler, born July 10, 1894; died August 02, 1944. He married Mabel Eva Goss; born October 12, 1898; died July 31, 1929.
Descendants of Johann Michael
Muller Generation No. 1 1. Johann Michael1 Muller was born 1655 in
Zollikofen, Switzerland, and died Bet. January 31, 1694 - 1695 in
Steinwenden, Pfalz, Germany. He married Anna Loysa Regina. She was born
Abt. 1654 in Switzerland. Notes for Johann Michael Muller: info on Muller/Miller, etc., family from Bob Manning @ RootsWeb's
WorldConnect Project: German Roots; Children of Johann Muller and Anna Regina are:
Descendants of Johann Michael Muller
Generation No. 1
1. Johann Michael1 Muller was born 1655 in Zollikofen, Switzerland, and died Bet. January 31, 1694 - 1695 in Steinwenden, Pfalz, Germany. He married Anna Loysa Regina. She was born Abt. 1654 in Switzerland.
Notes for Johann Michael Muller:
info on Muller/Miller, etc., family from Bob Manning @ RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: German Roots;
Children of Johann Muller and Anna Regina are:
+ 2 i. Hans Johann Michael2 Miller, born October 03, 1692 in Steinwenden, Pfalz, Germany; died 1771 in Ash Swamp, near Hagerstown, MD.
3 ii. Johann Nicholas Miller, born June 05, 1685.
4 iii. Johann Abraham Miller, born June 09, 1686.
5 iv. Samuel Miller, born April 30, 1687.
6 v. Catharine Barbara Miller, born June 07, 1688.
7 vi. Eva Catharine Miller, born April 29, 1691.
Generation No. 2
2. Hans Johann Michael2 Miller (Johann Michael1 Muller) was born October 03, 1692 in Steinwenden, Pfalz, Germany, and died 1771 in Ash Swamp, near Hagerstown, MD. He married Susanna Anges Berchtal/Berchtol, daughter of Hans Berchtal/Berchtol and Anna Christina. She was born May 03, 1688 in Krottelbach, Germany.
**For Berchtal/Berchtol genealogy, go to section 2 below.**
Notes for Hans Johann Michael Miller:
from Miller researcher Robert Duane Harter, bob.harter at unh.edu:
"...born on 10 May 1692 in Steinwenden, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He immigrated in 1727 aboard the ship 'Adventure.' He died in 1771 in Washington Co., MD. He was married to Susanna Agnes Berchtal in 1710.
"Much of the information on Hans Johann Michael Muller/Miller descendancy is from article by Wilbur Linder, 616 West High St., Portland, IN 47371, published in 'Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists Newsletter,' vol. 20, no. 1, Spring, 1988.
"[Another researcher] Mason gives birth 10-5-1692. Mason: immigrated with step-brother Jacob Stutsman, II, 10-3-1727.
"From Tree Outline source: Michael Miller (as he will now be called) and his wife Suzanna Agnes Berchtol, came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Colony, 2 October, 1727, on the ship 'Adventure', with several children and accompnaied by Jacob Berchtol, her brother and Jacob Stutzman, Jr., his step brother. They left Germany because of their opposition to military conscriptions of the times.
"There is also another date of arrival which has been found. The second date is 23 September, 1732, on the 'Adventrue.' It is thought that perhaps he returned to his mother country to get settlement of his father's estate and returned in 1732. No record can be found of the settlement of the estate, but soon after the date of 1732, Michael and Susanna began to look for land. He is recorded as paying tax for land in Chester County, Coventry Township, Pennsylvania, for years 173201740. He took out a warrant for 200 acres of land in 1737 but never obtained a patent for the property.
"On 7 February, 1744, Michael Miller, Nicholas Garber, Samuel Berchtol, Hans Jacob and Elizabeth Berchtol, (who also lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania), purchased a tract of land consisting of 400 acres, northeast of Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County...
"They settled in Rapho Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Colony. Later they moved to Hanover, York County Pennsylvania Colony and 1744 to the Little Conewago Congregation Church. They were early settlers of Frederick County, (later to become Washington County) Maryland.
"In 1745 he purchased from John George Arnold, 150 acres of land, NW of what is now Hagerstown, Maryland. The property was then called 'Ash Swamp.' this land holding was later expanded to 290 acres.
"In 1749 Michael Miller, yeoman, of Frederick County, purchased 'Skipton-on-Craven' from Colonel Thomas Cresap.
"Michael Miller married (second wife) Elizabeth Garber, widow of Nicholas Garber. She had four children from her former marriage: Samuel..., Elizabeth, Ann, and Martin...
"He and Elizabeth had a grant of land surveyed for him in 1749. It was granted to him in 1754 and it was located between 'Skipton-on-Craven' and 'Resurvey of Well Taught' and contained 36 acres that he called 'Miller's Fancy.'
"Land records help us understand the mind and spirit of this wealthy land owner and great family man. He resided for many years in the vicinity of Leitersburg near the mouth of Little Antietam. Here he owned at one time seven hundred acres of land...
"In 1755 Michael Miller bought 409 acres of land from George Poe. This was a portion of land known by the name of 'Resurvey on Well Taught.'
"In 1760 he was Constable of Upper Antietam Hundred.
"In 1765 John Reiff (a non-associator) purchased from Michael Miller 117 acres of land, part of 'Skipton-on-Craven' whereon John Reiff then lived. Michael was a resident of the district and a neighbor to Jacob Leiter. By successive purchases he eventually acquired more than four hundred acres of land, southwest of Leitersburg and on both sides of the Antietam and the turnpike, much of which was doubtless reduced to cultivation and improved by him.
"In 1765 Jacob Good (another non-associator) purchased from Michael Miller, 163 acres part of 'Skipton-on-Craven.'
"There is a rather strong possibility that most of the Brethren bearing the name Miller, sprung from this Michael Miller line. There have been many ministers and elders in these families and almost all were devout church members and they always took their church with them when they moved into a new territory. There are more Brethren Church members with the name Miller, than any other."
More About Hans Johann Michael Miller:
Burial: Conococheaque, near Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD
Fact 1: immigrated October 3, 1727, on board ship "Adventure";
More About Susanna Anges Berchtal/Berchtol:
Burial: Conococheaque, near Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD
Children of Hans Miller and Susanna Berchtal/Berchtol are:
+ 8 i. George3 Miller, born 1722 in Germany; died 1798 in Lancaster/Dauphin Co., PA.
9 ii. Hans Michael Miller, born 1720; died 1784 in Hagerstown, MD. He married Elizabeth Brumbaugh; died 1795 in Washington Co., MD.
10 iii. Christian Miller.
11 iv. Jeremiah Miller, born 1717; died 1781 in Washington Co., MD. He married Magdalena.
12 v. Ludowich Miller, born 1724; died 1792 in Taneytown, Fredrick Co., MD. He married Barbara.
13 vi. John Miller, born 1731; died 1794 in Washington Co., MD.
14 vii. Barbara Miller, born 1733; died 1808 in Virginia. She married Johannes Garber; born 1717; died 1787 in Shenandoah Co., VA.
15 viii. Philip Jacob Miller, born 1726; died 1799 in Campbell Co., KY. He married Magdelena Rochette; died 1808 in Campbell Co., KY.
16 ix. Susannah Miller.
17 x. John Peter Miller, born Bet. 1714 - 1715; died 1794 in Hagerstown, MD. He married Elizabeth Graver.
18 xi. Hans Jeremiah Miller, born 1717; died 1781 in Hagerstown, MD. He married Magdalena 1737.
19 xii. David Miller, born 1719; died 1785 in Hagerstown, MD. He married Magdalena 1740; died in Washington Co., MD.
20 xiii. Johann Michael Miller, born 1728; died 1792 in Taneytown, Fredrick Co., MD.
21 xiv. Jacob Miller, born 1735; died 1815 in Montgomery Co., OH. He married Barbara Bower.
22 xv. Fannie Miller.
Generation No. 3
8. George3 Miller (Hans Johann Michael2, Johann Michael1 Muller) was born 1722 in Germany, and died 1798 in Lancaster/Dauphin Co., PA. He married Catharine. She was born 1726, and died 1796.
Notes for George Miller:
from Larry Crawford at RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project--
"George Miller, Occupation: Farmer, Weaver, Minister; Religion: Church of the Brethren (German Baptist Brethren);
"It is recorded that he [George Miller] remained in Chester County, Pennsylvania and became a church of the Brethren minister. When families moved west to the area of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, they prevailed on George Miller to move with them and be their minister. He was a farmer and waver and was the first preacher at Great Swatara, Church of the Brethren, East Conewago, Pennsylvania.
"In 1770, the Great Swatara or East Conewago Congregation had thirty-five member... Jacob Engel is universally cited in BIC literature as one of the founders who were convinced that trine immersion was the Scriptural method of baptism Sensing alienation from the United Brethren and Mennonites over this issue, compounded by an unwillingness from several Dunker ministers to baptize outside their own circle, this group sought to establish its own identity. A tradition exists that a dunker Elder, George Miller encouraged them to form their own group through a 'mutual baptism' as was earlier performed by the Schwarzenau Brethren. This group event is thought to have occurred in the 1780's."
More About George Miller:
Fact 1: info from "Mennonite Family History," Oct. 1983, p. 169;
Fact 2: elder and minister Big Swatara Church of the Brethren, Lancaster Co., PA;
From the Pennsylvania Digital Archives on the net, this picture is labeled as the East Hanover (Big Swatara) Church, in Dauphin Co. or Lancaster Co., PA. This may be the last photo of the church since the property was sold in 1869.
Children of George Miller and Catharine are:
+ 23 i. Maria4 Miller, born Bet. 1765 - 1775; died Bef. 1817.
24 ii. Abraham Miller, died 1843.
25 iii. George Miller.
26 iv. Barbara Miller. She married Jacob Smith; died 1804.
27 v. Eve Miller. She married Dan Keefer.
28 vi. Elizabeth Miller. She married Valentine Balsbaugh.
From the Pennsylvania Digital Archives on the net, the photo is labeled as the gravestones of Elizabeth Balsbaugh (1756-1822), wife of Valentine Balsbaugh (1755-1851), son of George Balsbaugh and Lorenz Ette (1787-1853).
29 vii. Catherine Miller. She married George Minnick; born 1751; died 1810.
30 viii. Henry Miller, born 1766; died 1843. He married (1) Barbara Keiffer. He married (2) Elizabeth Kline.
31 ix. Magdalena Miller. She married Abe Snider.
Generation No. 4
23. Maria4 Miller (George3, Hans Johann Michael2, Johann Michael1 Muller) was born Bet. 1765 - 1775, and died Bef. 1817. She married Johann (John) George Fackler, son of Johann Fackler and Christina Ranck. He was born February 27, 1767 in Dauphin Co., PA, and died Abt. 1820 in Newton Twp., Miami Co., Ohio.
**Return to Fackler, generation #2.**
Descendants of Hans Berchtal/Berchtol
Generation No. 1
1. Hans1 Berchtal/Berchtol was born in Krottelbach, Germany, and died June 15, 1711. He married Anna Christina. She was born in Krottelbach, Germany.
Children of Hans Berchtal/Berchtol and Anna Christina are:
2 i. Susanna Anges2 Berchtal/Berchtol, born May 03, 1688 in Krottelbach, Germany. She married Hans Johann Michael Miller; born October 03, 1692 in Steinwenden, Pfalz, Germany; died 1771 in Ash Swamp, near Hagerstown, MD.
**Return to Miller genealogy, generation #2.**
3 ii. Hans Jacob Berchtal/Berchtol, born 1686.
4 iii. Hans Peter Berchtal/Berchtol, born 1690.
5 iv. Hans Heinrich Berchtal/Berchtol, born 1690.
6 v. Barbara Berchtal/Berchtol, born 1693.
7 vi. Ursula Berchtal/Berchtol, born 1696.
"Snow Pumpkins" a watercolor by Fackler descendant John Phillip Summers is used as the background for this page.