Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lorentz Troxell 1767-1826

Lorentz Troxell
Born: 1767  
Died: 20 SEP 1826 
Married: 3 DEC 1793       
Christina Reichard  

(he had 4 children)
John Troxell 1785-1893
daughter married Abraham Diehl

Lorentz Troxell, fifth son of Peter, Second, was born in 1767 and secured from his father 104 acres in the north side of the Jordan in 1790. where he built a stone house, still standing.  he was for some years an inn-keeper.  he married Dec 3 1793 Christina Reichard, and had four children.  He died Sept 20, 1826.  one of his daughters married Abraham Diehl.  His son, John Troxell, was a carpenter  cabinet-maker, and undertaker, and was frequently called "Shriner John" to distinguish him from "Duvok John".  He lived in Mechanicsville and married Salome, born 1798, died in 1867, daughter of Peter Michkely.  He had six children, Owen, Thomas  Edwin  Mary Ann  born 1821 died 1883, wife of Capt. Thomas Ruch; Mrs Edwin Snyder and Mrs Wert.

History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and a Genealogical and ..., Volume 3
  By Lehigh County Historical Society 
Page 1330 

Peter Troxell eldest son of Peter the emigrant was born in Switzerland Dec 28 1723 and was nine years old on his arrival in America He was naturalized on the same day as his father and became the owner of the greater of his father's land and added to it so that owned over 600 acres He saw service in War of the Revolution and was a member of Jordan Reformed church where he is buried has no tombstone He died Feb 28 1811 in 80th year He married May 19 1747 Anna Maria name unknown who was born 6 1727 and died July 10 1795 They had seven sons and seven daughters of whom two sons and one daughter died before the mother whose tombstone is still decipherable at Reformed church.

Peter Troxell married second time May 11 1799 Hanna Zirckel.  At the time of his death in 1811 he left 76 grandchildren and 64 great grandchildren.

His children were Peter Daniel John Jacob Margaret Barbara Maria Susanna born March 9 1765 Lorentz Eva Catherine Christian Dec 6 1771 and Magdalena born April 30 1774.

Of the daughters Margaret married Gottfried Roth
Barbara born Dec 13 1762 June 4 1834 married Peter Gross
and Catharine born Aug 12 1769 died Jan 26 1851 married Peter Guth

Peter Troxell left to his sons various tracts of land.
To Peter 194 acres 54 perches on July 22 1783
to Daniel 189 acres 140 perches on May 22 1783 and 62 acres 72 perches on Dec 8 1790
Jacob 128 acres on May 14 1783
and Lorentz 104 acres 29 perches on Dec 18 1790 

Title: Lehigh County Pennsylvania, History of
Author: Roberts, Charles Rhodes
Publication: Lehigh Valley Publishing Co., 1914
Note: 3 Volume History of Lehigh County
subtitle: "and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Its Families"
Media: Book

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