Abraham Yeakel was a "Schwenkfelder immigrant from Silesia". There is an entire museum devoted to this group of immigrants, and their story, and their life once they settled here in Pennsylvania.
marriedAnna Maria Beyer 1720-1802(our direct ancestors are in bold)
ABRAHAM JAECKEL (YEAKEL), b. Sept. 12, 1720, d. Oct. 26, 1768, son of Abraham Jaeckel of Nieder Harpersdorf, Silesia; on Oct. 10, 1748, m. ANNA MARIA BEYER, b. Nov. 4, 1720, d. Apr. 9, 1802, dau. of Abraham Beyer and Rosina Jaeckel. They lived in Norriton Twp, Montg. Co., Pa. Abraham Jaeckel (Yeakel) is buried in Methacton Cemetery. His widow married a second time to Peter Gerhard. Children of ABRAHAM JAECKEL (YEAKEL) and ANNA MARIA BEYER: 1. Susanna, b. Oct. 10, 1750, d. Apr. 22, 1808, m. Andrew KRIEBEL, b. Sept. 17, 1748, d. Apr. 17, 1830, son of George Kriebel and Susanna Yeakel. Children: i. Rosina (Rosanna) Kriebel, b. Sept. 24, 1773, d. Dec. 20, 1836, m. Daniel Diehl. ii. Abraham Kriebel, b. Sept. 27, 1774, d. Apr. 7, 1844, m. Christina Kriebel. iii. Samuel Kriebel, b. June 13, 1776, d. Feb. 1, 1841, m. 1) Christina Schultz, 2) Catharine Leatherach (Lederach?). iv. George Kriebel, b. Oct. 2, 1778, d. May 20, 1779. v. Regina Kriebel, b. June 25, 1780, d. May 3, 1858, m. Adam Schultz. vi. David Kriebel, b. July 19, 1783, d. July 1, 1842, m. 1. Rosina Schultz, 2) Elizabeth Alderfer. vii. Sophia Kriebel, b. Nov. 1, 1785, d. Mar. 24, 1857, m. Andrw Schultz. viii. Salome Kriebel, b. Dec. 9, 1787, d. Nov. 4, 1869, m. William Schultz. xix. Israel Kriebel, b. Sept. 14, 1790, d. June 14, 1860, m. Sarah Schultz. 2. Anna Rosina, b. Nov. 5, 1782, m. Jeremiah KRIEBEL, b. Jan. 26, 1755, d. Mar. 8, 1842, son of Rev. Christopher Kriebel and Maria Dresher. Jeremiah Kriebel lived in Lower Salford Twp., Pa. On May 6, 1784, he bought 125 acres of land from his father; this farm was later owned by David Cassel. Jeremiah Kriebel was a man of influence in his community. He served his township as Overseer of the Poor in 1795, as constable in 1797, and as supervisor from 1802 to 1804. Children of Anna Rosina YEAKEL and Jeremiah KRIEBEL: i. Benjamin Kriebel, b. Sept. 16, 1780, d. May 24, 1884, m. Maria Schultz. ii. Anna Kriebel, b. June 26, 1782, d. Apr. 3, 1833, m. Samuel Dresher. iii. Joseph Kriebel, b. Mar. 5, 1786, d. Nov. 10, 1853, m. 1) Elizabeth Heydrick, 2) Lydia Heydrick. iv. Andrew Kriebel, b. May 3, 1789, d. May 4, 1789. v. Susanna Kriebel, b. Mar. 15, 1791, d. Nov. 5, 1793. vi. Samuel Kriebel, b. Aug. 26, 1796, d. ?, m. Elizabeth Boorse. 3. Abraham, b. May 14, 1755, d. Jan 12, 1783. 4. Maria, b. Mar. 12, 1758, d. Sept. 19, 1839. Unmarried. 5. George, b. Mar. 4, 1761, d. Mar. 23, 1761. 6. David, b. Mar. 26, 1762, d. Apr. 15, 1820, m. Anna KRIEBEL, b. Mar. 20, 1766, d. Feb. 14, 1841, dau. of Rev. George Kriebel and Anna Anders. David Yeakel was often called "Remedy Dave". He lived in Milford Twp., Bucks Co., Pa. Children: i. Salome, b. Aug. 22, 1788, m. Dr. Abraham Schelly. ii. Abraham, b. Dec. 10, 1789, d. Nov. 5, 1793. iii. Maria, b. Dec. 4, 1791, d. Oct. 13, 1854, m. Daniel Hein. iv. Susanna, b. Dec. 24, 1793, d. Sept. 9, 1877, m. Carl Yeakel. v. Jacob, b. Dec. 24, 1793, d. June 15, 1837, m. Maria Krauss. vi. George, b. Aug. 29, 1795, d. ?. vii. David, b. May 26, 1797, d. Oct. 23, 1879. Unmarried. viii. Ephraim, b. Mar. 23, 1799, d. Sept. 25, 1853. Unmarried. xix. Anna, b. May 12, 1801, d. Nov. 7, 1887. Unmarried. x. Rosanna (Rosina), b. Oct. 21, 1803. d. Mar. 22, 1880, m. Jacob Wiegner. 7. Anna, b. Sept. 19, 1764, d. Nov. 13, 1798.
The Above is from "Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families:Seekers of Religious Liberty who Fled from Silesia to Saxony and Thence toPennsylvania in the Years 1731 to 1737". Edited by Samuel Kriebel Brecht,Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. Rand McNally & Company. 1923. [NOTE: The Sile A.M. Printed for The Board of Publication of the Schwenkfelder Church,Pensia referenced above was an area of Europe which is now in southwestern Poland. Germany ceded this province to Poland after WW II. The Silesia, which was changed to Ossig (Osiek in Polish), and is still a small area borders present day Germany and the Czech Republic. The founder of the Schwenkfelder Church, Caspar Schwenckfeld, was born in Ossinll town outside of Lubin, Poland, which is outside of Legnica (Liegnitz in German),Poland. For more information, see the website of the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center at: http://www.rpc.ox.ac.uk/rpc/sfld/s_guide.htm The SLHC is located in Pennsburg, PA.]
A painting by artist Adolph Pannash, which hangs in the Schwenkfelder Library in Pennsburg, PA, was painted in 1934 for the bicentennial of the Schwenkfelders’ arrival.Year: 1734 Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Source Publication Code: 717 Primary Immigrant: Jackell, Abraham Source Bibliography: BOYER, CARL, 3RD, editor Ship Passenger Lists, Pennsylvania and Delaware (1641-1825). Newhall, Calif.: the editor, 1980. 289p. 4th pr. 1986. Reprint. Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD, 1992. Page: 79Name: Abraham Jackel, Ship: ST. ANDRRW Captain: JOHN STEDMAN Place: ROTTERDAM IMMIGRANTS INTO PENNSYLVANIA: Volume 1Our Concise Direct LineAbraham Jackel Yeakel 1720-1768
Anna Maria Beyer 1720-1802
David Yeakel 1762-1820
Anna Kreibel 1766-1841
Maria Yeakel 1791-1854
Havey J. Brown
Ward Welsh Truckenmiller
Charles "Fred" Truckenmiller
Patsy Ann Smith
Schwenkfelder immigrationThe Schwenkfelders were a small, pietistic sect that emigrated from southern Germany and lower Silesia in the Austrian Empire beginning in 1731. After being persecuted for two centuries, and denied the right to Christian burial, they decided to follow like-minded German immigrants to the Pennsylvania colony where religious freedom was guaranteed. They arrived in Philadelphia in six migrations between 1731 to 1737, with the largest group of 200 sailing from Rotterdam in 1734. They settled farmsteads around Philadelphia, especially in modern Berks and Lehigh Counties. By 2003, almost all Schwenkfelders had joined more established Christian denominations, though many still claimed to be followers of the old doctrine. Schwenkfelders followed the teachings of Caspar Schwenckfeld von Ossig (1489–1561), a devout Catholic and member of the Silesian nobility. He was drawn to Martin Luther’s reform teachings but disagreed with him over the exact nature of the Lord’s Supper and the baptism of infants. Schwenckfeld believed that the Bible should not be literally interpreted or used as a “paper pope” but rather that believers should trust the Holy Spirit for insight into its meaning. Family was central to Schwenkfelder worship, with house churches the norm. As a result, the Society of Schwenkfelders was loosely organized, and its members freely associated with more established churches, where they could share their gifts of spiritual insight. In 2003, there was still an organized church, consisting of five congregations and about 2,600 members associated with the United Church of Christ, though many who claim Schwenkfelder roots are associated with the religious work of the Evangelical Lutherans, Presbyterians, American Baptists, the Christian Missionary Alliance, the Evangelical Association, and the Holiness Movement.