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1) PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Name: Johann Daniel Dunckel
* Alternate Name: Johann Daniel Dinkel
* Alternate Name: Daniel Dinkel
* Sex: Male
2) INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Birth: about 1713, probably Alsace-Lorraine, France
* Death: before 7 November 1755 (before about age 42)York, York, Pennsylvania, United States[3–4]
* Probate: 7 November 1755 (about age 42), will recorded; York, York, Pennsylvania, United States[3–4]
3) SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Spouse 1: Maria Ursula Von Ernest (1713-1793)
* Marriage: about 1735 (about age 22), Strasbourg, Alsace, France
* Child 1: Margaret Salome Dinkel (1736-1813)
* Child 2: Anna Maria Dinkel (1738-1797)
* Child 3: Johann Daniel Dinkel (1741-1812)
* Child 4: Peter Dinkel (1742-1827)
* Child 5: Maria Catherina Dinkel (1746-1831)
* Child 6: Maria Dorothea Dinkel (1748-1835)
4) NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
Information about this family was obtained from the book by Samuel Small, Jr., titled Genealogical Records of George Small, Philip Albright, Johann Daniel Dunckel, William Geddes Latimer, Thomas Bartow, John Reid, Daniel Denezet, Jean Crommelin, Joel Richardson (Philadelphia, Penn. : J.B. Lippincott Company, 1905).
Johann Daniel Dunckel (or Dinckel) was a nobleman of Strasbourg, Alsace (now in Germany). The Dunckel Coat of Arms represents three heads and sheaves of wheat on a shield, with a coat of armor above, surmounted by three heads and sheaves of wheat.
He married Maria Ursula Von Ernest in about 1735, probably in Strasbourg. They had six children between 1736 and 1748, probably all born in Strasbourg.
At the baptism of their son, Peter Dinkel, the King and Queen of Prussia were sponsors. The baptismal cloth, a square piece of silk velvet with tassels, used on that occasion, was afterwards used in the baptism of Maria Ursula's grandchildren.
After their emigration to America in about 1750, Johann Daniel, Maria Ursula and their children settled in York, Pennsylvania.
Johann Daniel Dunckel died after 6 April 1754 when his will was written, and before 7 November 1755 when his will was recorded. The location of the remains of Johann Daniel Dunckel are unknown, but they are probably in the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church yard in York, Pennsylvania.
The will of (Johann) Daniel Dinkel reads (translation obtained from Small's book):
"In the name of God Amen the sixth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty four I, Daniel Dinkel in the town and county of York and province of Pennsilvania Yoeman being at present well & healthy in body & of perfect mind and memory thansk be given unto God therefore calling unto Mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all man once to Dye, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christianlike and decent manner at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form viz:
"Imprimis, It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied. I give and bequeath unto Mary Ursula Dinkel my dearly beloved wife my Feader Bed and Bead stead and all what belongs thereunto for her own for ever; like wise all her apparel and all my whole Estate Real and movable during her life Time; but if it should happen that she should marry again to another Husband, then it shall be divided one half of my said Real and movable Estate, one half to her and the other half to my six Children, which Half shall be equally divided amongst them, Namely Daniel Dinkel and Peter Dinkel and Margaretha Salome Dinkel, Anna Mary Dinkel, Mary Catherine Dinkel and Mary Dorothea Dinkel and not before she intend to marry again, and as for the other half, it is to be in her possession during her life Time, and if she should get children with the other Husband then the said half of her shall after her decease be Equally divided among the afore named six children, but if she should dye without children by the next husband then it shall fall to (them that she get by the other husband) my said six Children be equally divided amongst them as aforesaid.
"Lastly, I constitute, nominate and appoint my dearly beloved wife Mary Ursula Dinkel and my trusty friends George Son and George Christian Sinn to be my only and sole Executors of this my last Will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Disannul all and every formar Testaments, Wills, legacies and Exec-rs by me in any ways before this time named Willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and testament.
"In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal dated the day and year first above written.
"Daniel Dinkel" (seal)
"Witnesses: Jacob Billmyer, Jacob Fackler, Barthl. Maul.
The will was probated on 7 November 1755[3-4].
An extensive inventory of the goods of Johan Daniel Dinkel deceased was taken in December 1755 by Jacob Billmyer and Jacob Fackler (qualified 29 December 1755). The inventory totaled 52 pounds, 7 shillings, 6 pence.
At a session of the Orphans' court held 29 March 1759, the widow petitioned:
"Maria Urshula Hermsdorf late the widow of Johan Daniel Dinkle late of York Town deceased, Came into Court and prayed that Johan Peter Dinkle a minor orphan son of the aforesaid Johan Daniel Dinkle aged seventeen years the seventeenth day of June last may be bound an apprentice to Johannes Sputter of York Town Sadler. It is considered by the Court and the said Johan Peter Dinkle is hereby bound an apprentice to the said Johannes Sputter until he shall be aged twenty one years. In consideration whereof the said Johannes Sputter doth covenant and agree to teach or cause to be taught to the said apprentice the Art or Mystery of a sadler which he now practiseth and to furnish and allow the said apprentice sufficient Meat, drink, apparel, washing and lodging during ther said term and at the expiration thereof to pay unto him two suits of apparel one whereof shall be new and of the value of nine pounds or nine pounds in Money which the said apprentice shall there choose."
1. Samuel Small, Jr., Genealogical Records of George Small, Philip Albright, Johann Daniel Dunckel, William Geddes Latimer, Thomas Bartow, John Reid, Daniel Denezet, Jean Crommelin, Joel Richardson (Philadelphia, Pa.: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1905), pages 124-137, Johann Daniel Dunckel sketch.
2. Samuel Small, Jr., Genealogical Records of George Small, Philip Albright, Johann Daniel Dunckel, William Geddes Latimer, Thomas Bartow, John Reid, Daniel Denezet, Jean Crommelin, Joel Richardson, page 129.
3. Samuel Small, Jr., Genealogical Records of George Small, Philip Albright, Johann Daniel Dunckel, William Geddes Latimer, Thomas Bartow, John Reid, Daniel Denezet, Jean Crommelin, Joel Richardson, page 126, will probated.
4. "Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994," digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org), Daniel Dinkel will, written 6 April 1754, registered 7 November 1755; accessed in York County, “Wills, 1749-1779, Vol. A-D,” Book A, pages 119-123, images 84-85 of 647.
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