Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jacob Truckenmiller 1759-1823

 Jacob Truckenmiller
son of Sebastian & Catharina  Truckenmiller
Born: 29 AUG 1756 in Lehigh Co, Upper Milford Tp, PA 
Died: 23 AUG 1823 in Delaware Twp, Northumberland, PA 
Married in 1782 Berks County Pa
Anna Maria Kerchner 
Daughter of Johan Adam & Anna Barbara Kerchner
Born 1763
Died 1843

Children
Elizabeth Truckenmiller 1783 – 1858
Solomon Truckenmiller 1785 – 1857
Anna Marie Truckenmiller 1787 – 1873
Jacob K. Truckenmiller 1790 – 1880
Magdalena Mary Truckenmiller 1793 – 1861
Christiana Truckenmiller 1795 – 1883
Nancy Truckenmiller 1797 – 1874
Susannah Truckenmiller 1799 – 1865
Samuel Truckenmiller 1803 – 1883
George Truckenmiller 1809 – 1892


Timeline

1759 29 Aug  - Birth
Berks County, Pa 
"Jacob Truckenmiller, a son of Sebastian, was born Aug. 29, 1759, in lower Berks county, and came to Northumberland county before the Revolution, settling in Delaware township, where his descendants still live. " - Floyd's History Of North'd


See his Military Record, he served in the Northampton County Militia in 1783, so he did not come to Delaware Twp until after the Revolution.  


1781 - Marriage to Anna Maria Kerchner
Age: 22
Lehigh,,Pennsylvania,USA 
"Jacob's wife was named Annamaria, and she was born Jan. 16, 1763, and died July 27, 1843. " Floyd's History of North'd

1782 30 Mar - Sponsor For His Nieces' Baptism
Age: 22
Longswamp Reformed Church of Berks County 
Anna Maria Klock, daughter of Peter Klock, baptized. Jacob Truckenmiller sponsor (Jacob's Niece  his sister Magdalena m. Peter Klock)

1783 - Military
Age: 24
Upper Mildford Twp, Northampton, PA 
Ensign in Captain Joseph Kooken 2nd company third battalion of the northampton county militia 1783.

DAR Ancestor #A116352
Name: Jacob Truckenmiller
Spouse: Anna Maria Kirchner
Parents: Sebastian Truckenmiller, Catharina Schmuckbrucken
Birth Place: Lehigh Co, Upper Milford Tp, PA
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1756
Marriage Place: Berks County
Marriage Date: 1782
Death Place: Delaware Twsp, Northumberland, PA
Death Date: 23 Aug 1823


1783 - Daughter Elizabeth Born
Age: 24

1785 - Residence
Age: 26
Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania 

1785 - Son Solomon is Born
Age: 26
"Their children were: Solomon, mentioned below; Jacob, born March 22, 1790, who died April 15, 1880 (his wife, Sarah, died Oct. 3, 1873, aged seventy-six years, one month, fifteen days); George; and Samuel, born in 1803, who died in 1883 " - Floyds History

1786 - Residence
Age: 27
Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States 
George Truckenmiller (His Brother) appears on the list right beside him. Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 about Jacob Truckenmiller


1787 - Residence
Age: 28
Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania 

1787-Daughter Ann Marie is born
Age: 28

1788 - Residence
Age: 29
Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania 

1789 - Residence
Age: 30
Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania 

1790 - Residence
Age: 31
Upper Milford, Northampton (now Lehigh) Co., Pa 

1790 United States Federal Census about Jacob Trockenmiller
Name: Jacob Trockenmiller
[Jacob Frockenmetter] 
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 3
Free White Persons - Females: 3
Number of Household Members: 7


1790 - Son Jacob is born
Age: 31
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1793 17 Apr - Sponsor for  Baptism of Daughter Mary Magdalena
Age: 33
Zion's Reformed Church, Zionsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 
Magdalene Truckenmiller Description: Baptized Event: Baptism Date of Event: 17 Apr 1793 Church: Records of Upper Milford Reformed Congregation (Zion's Reformed Church), Zionsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 1757-1885
Daughter Mary Magdalena is Born


1795 - daughter Christiana is born
Age: 36

1799 -Daughter Susanna is born
Age: 40

1800 - Residence
Age: 41
Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania 

1810 United States Federal Census about Jas Trukemiller
Name:Jas Trukemiller
[Jac. Druckenmiller] 
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:2      Samuel & George
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:2     Unknown & Unknown
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:2    Solomon & Jacob Jr
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :1    Unknown
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:1   Jacob Himself
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:3  Christina, Nancy, Susanna
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:3  Magdalena Mary, Anna Maria, Unknown
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1  Elizabeth?  Check when she got married
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:1  Anna Maria, Wife of Jacob

Number of Household Members Under 16:7
Number of Household Members Over 25:4
Number of Household Members:16

I'm fairly certain, based on this, that this is the correct Jacob - but it does leave:
Two unknown males between 10 & 15, 1 unknown male between 26 & 44, and one unknown female beween 16 & 25
Those unknowns could likely be servants, farm hands, or possibly one of Jacobs children is married and their spouse lives here as well...


Elizabeth married George Stahlnecker in 1804, so it is unlikely that that is her in the 1810 census - although it is possible.  In 1820 George and Elizabeth have followed Jacob to turbot twp where Jacob has relocated and bought substantial property.


1803 - Son Samuel is born
Age: 44

1804 - Daughter Elizabeth marries George Stahlnecker

1805 6 Oct Sponsor at Baptism of Stahlnecker Twins
Age: 46
Upper Milford Reformed Congregation (Zion's Reformed Church), Zionsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 1757-1885 
David and Samuel Stahlnecker, twins. John Riesser and wife Eva, sponsors of David. Jacob Trockenmiller and wife Maria, sponsors of Samuel.

1806/1807 Around this time Daughter Anna Marie married John Hittle

1809 Son George is born
Age: 50
Six years after Samuel, when Anna is 46 years old. Their oldest daughter, Elizabeth, would be 26yrs old when George was born.

Around this same time, their son Solomon Married Eva Mary Schwartz


1810 - Residence

Age: 51
Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States 

1810 United States Federal Census about Jas Trukemiller
Name: Jas Trukemiller
[Jac. Druckenmiller] 
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Upper Milford, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 4
Number of Household Members: 16


1811 Apr - Purchased the Land where the Mill was built
Age: 51
Delaware Twp, Northumberland Co, PA 
Land situated on Warrior Run in Turbot Twp. Land recovered in Court of Commons by Alexander Stephan 03 Jan 1797, a parcel of 300+ acres, land formerly owned by Wm. Shae, Evan Rive Evans Jacob TRUCKENMILLER paid $11054.50


$11,055 of 1811 dollars would be worth: $193,938.60 in 2012 


Above, The Truckenmiller Mill
Below, the Mill Dam 
See More about the Truckenmiller Mill here:

Abt 1812 Daughter Magdalena Mary married John Seibert

Abt 1818 Daughter Nancy Married John Derr
                AND Daughter Christianna Married Jacob Dieffenderfer

Abt 1819 Daughter Susanna Married Daniel Hill

1820 - Residence
Age: 61
Turbut, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States 
"He was the pioneer of the family in this immediate locality, and being a millwright and miller by calling built the original Truckenmiller mill, selecting the site now owned by his great-grandson, Valentine S. Truckenmiller." - Floyd's History of North'd

1820 United States Federal Census about Jacb Dunkamiller
Name: Jacb Dunkamiller
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Turbut, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
Free White Persons - Over 25: 4
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7

Around 1820 son Jacob, who worked in the mill with his father, married Sarah Egner

1823 - Death
23 Aug
Age: 63
Delaware Twp, Northumberland Co, PA 

Find A Grave Record:

1823 Aug  - Burial
Stitzel Union Cemetery, McEwensville PA 
"He died Aug. 23, 1823, at McEwensville and is buried there, in the old upper cemetery." - Floyd's History of North'd County

Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots about Jacob Truckenmiller
Name: Jacob Truckenmiller
Cemetery: Union Cem
Location: N of McEwensville, Northumberland Co PA 66
Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.4, p.  Serial: 12842; Volume: 3


1823 9 Sep - Probate
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA 
His account, entered Sept. 9, 1823, in Will Book 2, page 442, mentions sons Jacob, Solomon, George, Samuel, and also Mrs. Mary Truckenmiller, probably his wife. The executors were Solomon Truckenmiller and Henry Reader

Be it Remembered
That on the 9th day of September AD 1823 Letters of Administration in Common for of law were granted to Solomon Truckenmiller and Henry Reader of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of Jacob Truckenmiller late of turbot township deceased who have put in securities John Derr and Isaac Vincent for the sum of $3,000.
                                                                              Witness my hand John Oyster Register

Solomon Truckenmiller - Son
Henry Reader - 
John Derr - Son In Law - husband of Nancy
Isaac Vincent - 


$3,000 of 1823 dollars would be worth: $65,217.39 in 2012

Two uncles were appointed guardian of son George, who was a minor - see if I can find that record.

Abt 1826 Son Samuel married Sarah Leinbach

1834 Son George married Martha LaShall



 George Lashells, Sr. owned a tavern on the Gettysburg/York Turnpike and was the first sherriff of Gettysburg, PA. He had 15 children and they lived in Union and Adams County, PA. In 1844-1845 a group of families moved from Union and Adams Counties to Stephenson County, Illinois. These families were Lashells, Truckenmiller, Hoy, Flickinger, Aurand, Wingert (Windgard) and others. The families were friends in PA and intermarried. I imagine that due to the close ties and friendships they wanted to move together. In some of the obits I have run across there are stories of the wagon train coming to Stephenson County. History says
 they started the trek with ox and horses teams westward 
 George Lashells, Jr. bought land in Stephenson County and he platted the town of Loran. Most of the families that I mentioned stayed in Loran and around Loran for many years. They later began to spread into Carroll County, Illinois to Shannon, Lanark, Mt. Carroll and Savanna. Some of them moved to Freeport in Stephenson County, Illinois. by Jennifer Race-Sanders, a Lashells researcher 




George is the only child of Jacob to go west.  All of the other children lived and died in the general area of the homestead and mill.

1843- Anna Died, 20 years after Jacob
She is also buried in the Stitzel/Union Cemetery in McEwensville Pa


Research:

Solomon Truckenmiller and Henry Reader, Admns of Jacob Truckenmiller Deed to William H. Sanders.

This indenture made the first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty  five  Solomon Truckenmiller and Henry reader Administrators of the Estate of Jacob Truckenmiller late of Turbot twp Northumberland County Pennsylvania deceased of the one part and William He______  of the borough of Milton in the same county and state of the other part Whereas the Truckenmiller, by virtue of Sunday conveyances and assurances gov’d in the law, became lifetime serviced in his 
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