Friday, February 17, 2012

Nicholas Troxell 1721-1797



Nicholas Troxell
son of Johannes & Anna Maria (Hunsecker) Trachsel
Born December 25, 1721 in Wolferheim, Germany
Baptism: December 26, 1721, Walsheim, Blies, Germany
Died April 27, 1797 in Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA
married December 25, 1791
Catherine Reeder  
dau. of  Henry  & Anne (Nicholas) Reeder/Roeder
Born
Baptized Feb 8th 1761 in Egypt Reformed Church as adult wife of Nicholas
Died


Nicholas Troxell twin to Michael Troxell


Children:
George Troxell 1749-1790  m. Catherine
Christian Troxel 1754 - m. Margaret
Magdalena Troxel 1756-1823 m. John Horn
Adam Troxell1758-1820
Peter Troxell 1760- 1816 m. Sibella Hecker
Maria Barbara Troxell 1766-
Eva Catherine Troxell 1768 married John Stofflet

Timeline

1721 25 Dec - Birth
Wolfersheim, Palatine, Germany 
Twin to Michael Troxel

1721 26 Dec - Baptism
Walsheim/Blies 
His sponsors were Michel Sieber, Anthony Freydinger, Johann Mickel, Margaretha Hunsecker of Breitfurt, Germany and Anna Christina, daughter of Christian Brengel of Wolfersheim.

1737 -Immigration
Age: 16
Came to America w/ Parents Johannes & Anna Maria, along with Johannes Brother Peter Trachsel


1746  Marriage to Catherine Reeder
Age: 25
Egypt, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 
Nicholas & Catherine had 9 children

1751 29 Nov -Land Warrant Date
 Age: 29
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States 
Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Nicholas applied for a warrant for 125 acres of land and settled in Whitehall Township, PA.


1760 20 Oct - Property
Age: 38
Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 
He and his brother Michael, acquired an additional 200 acres in Whitehall Township on October 20, 1760


1761 18 Feb - Wife is baptized, as an adult
Age: 39
Egypt Reformed Church, 4122 S Church st, Egypt, Lehigh County, PA 
Nicholas' wife was baptized, as an adult, Nicholas is listed in the record with her.

1761 10 Apr - Naturalization
Age: 39
Pennsylvania, United States 
Nicholas and Michael were naturalized in Philadelphia PA at the same time.


1785 - Residence
Age: 64
Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 
In 1785 Nicholas was taxed on 325 acres, 2 horses, and 4 cows. He was the only son of the immigrant Johannes that remained in this area, the others moved south.

1786 - Tax List
Age: 65
Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 
325 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, the tax was 3-0-6. He is not listed in the 1788 tax list, but his son Adam had 162 acres & Christian had 162 acres

1792 2 Jul - Wrote Will
Age: 70
Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 
The will of Nicholas was dated July 2, 1792 and was proved May 17, 1797.

1797 27 Apr - Death
Age: 75
Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 


Research:

From:
The Troxell Family 929.2 LCHS
Anniversary History of Lehigh County PA Vol III 974.827 R LCHS

The family came from Lenk Switzerland to Wolfersheeim Germany.

Hans Trachsel married Elizabeth Gungsel (Gunset)
Jacob Traschel married Margaret Brengel
Johannes Traschel married Anna Maria ----------
   Johannes came to America with brother Peter
   His first 3 children were to Anna Magdalena (Roth) Screiber, widow of Jacob Schreiber
   His second 3 children were to Anna Maria Unknown
Johan Nicholas Troxell married Catherine Reeder,
   Catherine is the daughter of Henry & wife Ann
   Catherine was baptized Feb 8 1761 as an adult wife of Nicholas
   Nicholas born Dec 25 1721 in Germany Died April 27 1797 in Pennsylvania
   Nicholas was baptized December 26 1721 in Walcheim/Blies Germany
         Sponsor Michel Sieber, Athony Freydinger, John Mickel & Margaretha Henseckel
   Nicholas emigrated to America with his parents in 1737, and was naturalized April 10 1761
          He lived in Whitehall Northhampton County PA, where he farmed land he owned lying N. of Egypt
   Nicholas was a carpenter, the 3rd son of Johannes & Anna Maria
   Nicholas and Catherine had 9 children
   Nicholas and Catherine belonged to the Egypt Reformed Church
  
  Twin with Michael. He came to America with his parents and siblings. Nicholas applied for a warrant for 125 acres of land and settled in Whitehall Township, PA. He and his brother Michael, acquired an additional 200 acres in Whitehall Township on October 20, 1760. Nicholas remained in Whitehall Township, where he farmed his land lying north of Egypt, PA.       In 1785 Nicholas was taxed on 325 acres, 2 horses, and 4 cows. He was the only son of the immigrant Johannes that remained in this area, the others moved south.       The will of Nicholas was dated July 2, 1792 and was proved May 17, 1797. It names his wife Catharina, but does not name all the children. Since it does not name all the children, this could mean that some of the children were deceased before the writing of the will.



Honorable John Penn, of Stoke Pogeis, in the County of Bucks, in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and Honorable Richard Penn, of Queen Ann Street West, in the Parish of St. Mary Le Bone, in the County of Middlesex, in the Kingdom of Great Britain, who were descendants and heirs of William Penn, and proprietaries of Pennsylvania, donated to the two congregations (for the nominal sum of ten dollars, lawful money of the United States), three parcels of ground, one of which was that on which this building now stands. This grant was confirmed and conveyed by deed November 27, 1800, to Peter Snyder, Nicholas Troxell and Nicholas Kern, Trustees for the German Reformed Congregation, and Jacob Weygand, William Roup and Conrad Bittenbender, Trustees for German Lutheran Congregation, of Easton, for the nominal sum of ten dollars, lawful money of the United States.
SOME OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF "THE FORKS OF THE DELAWARE" AND THEIR DESCENDANTS THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE BUILDING OF THE CHURCH.








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