Friday, February 17, 2012

Our Troxell Lines To Patsy Smith

There are two different Troxell Lines connecting to our Smith Family. I have not (yet?) connected the two Troxell lines.  There is a lot written about one line, and not so much about the other.

Links to our Troxell Lines:

 Elizabeth Gungsel

Margaret Brengel

Juliana Catharina Trauthager 1703 – 1795

Anna Maria  1727 – 1795

Christina Reichard 1771 – 1814

Elizabeth 1796 –

Maria Sophia Traxel 1823-1876
Benjamin Dieffenbacher 1812-1900
Anna Maria Hunsecker

Catherine Reeder

Eva Catherine Troxel 1769 – 1840

Hannah Stofflet 1803 – 1883

Ellen Dieffenbacher
David Smith 1844 - 1923

Benjamin Franklin Smith 1875-1941
Susan Bertha Syder

Lloyd William Smith 1908-1991


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

DAVID SMITH, farmer and United State mail carrier, P. O. Exchange, was born in what is now Anthony Township, this county, where Samuel Smith now lives, September 10, 1842, son of John and Hannah (Stufflick) Smith. John Smith, father of David, came to this county from Lehigh and settled where Samuel now resides about 1835. He was married in Lehigh County, to Miss Hannah Stufflick and when they came to Montour County he bought 200 acres, and to this he added until he had 400 acres at the time of his death, which occurred April 25, 1879; his widow survived him until October, 1882. They are buried in Turbotville German Reformed Cemetery. John Smith was always a farmer, and was a strict member of the church. Mr. and Mrs. John Smith were the parents of twelve children, of which David is eleventh. Our subject was reared at the place of his birth, and was married September 26, 1865, to Miss Ellen Dieffenbacher, a native of Derry Township, this county, and daughter of Benjamin and Sophia (Troxell) Dieffenbacher, former of whom was born in Derry Township, this county, May 11, 1812, and latter in Lehigh County, Penn., in 1823. She died July 31, 1876, and is buried at the Strawberry Ridge Church. Mr. Benjamin Dieffenbacher was one of the organizers of that church. He now makes his home with his three daughters: Mrs. William Berger, Mrs. Joel Bitler, and Mrs. David Smith. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. David Smith removed to their present location, and since that time they have made all the improvements on the place, with the exception of the barn. The house was built at a cost of between $2,000 and $2,500, besides the labor. They are the parents of eight children, of whom five are living: William Grant; Ella Minta May; Benjamin Franklin and John Edmund, Elmira and Lillie Birdie. Mr. Smith received his commission to carry the mails daily between Danville and Exchange, from the United States Government in July, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are members of the Strawberry Ridge Reformed Church, as is also their eldest son. Mr. Smith in politics is a Republican. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 189 Transcribed by Tammy L. Clark)

Troxell-Steckel Farm House & Museum
Troxels in the Egypt Church Records

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