Michael Riegel
(1771-1838)
Magdalena Zettelmeyer
(1777-1833)
Michael Fisher
(1767-Abt 1849)
Magdelena Hoffman
(1772-)
Daniel Riegel Sr.
(1801-1881)
Maria Magdelina Fisher
(1804-1876)
Joshua Riegel
(1830-1885)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Amanda Potts

2. Hannah

Joshua Riegel 3 4

  • Born: 9 Apr 1830, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 4
  • Christened: 13 Apr 1824, West Brunswick Twp.: Zion Red Church, Schuylkill, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Amanda Potts on 24 Jul 1853 in , Schuylkill, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Hannah
  • Died: 27 Sep 1885, , Schuylkill, PA at age 55
  • Buried: Orwigsburg: Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Brunswick Twp., Berks, PA. 5 The household of Daniel Rigel is listed in the 1830 Census with:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 1 son Joshua
5-9 (1821-1825) = 1 son Daniel
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 father Daniel
Females (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 1 daughter Lydia
5-9 (1821-1825) = 1 daughter ?
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 mother Mary Magdaline
50-59 (1771-1780) = 1 grandmother Magdalena
The older woman is probably his mother, as his father had died.

2. He appeared on the census in 1840 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 In the 1840 Census, living in the household of Daniel Rigel were:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 2 sons
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 son
10-14 (1826-1830) = 1 son
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 father Daniel
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 daughter
10-14 (1826-1830) = 2 daughters
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 wife

3. He appeared on the census in 1860 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 7 The 1860 census records Josua Riggel, age 30. His wife is Amanda, age 27. Living with them are David (6); John (4), Charles (2); Elijah (4 months in June, 1860.)

4. Occupation: farmer in 1860 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 7


Joshua married Amanda Potts on 24 Jul 1853 in , Schuylkill, PA.1 2 (Amanda Potts was born in 1833, died on 2 Mar 1869 in , Schuylkill, PA 1 and was buried in Orwigsburg: Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA.)


  Marriage Notes:

The notice in the newspaper recorded that Joshua Riegel was from West Brunswick Township and Amanda Potts from North Manheim Township and they were married by Rev. Henry.
2

Joshua next married Hannah. (Hannah was born about 1842 in , , PA.)


Sources


1 Fermanis, Arlean - afermanis@sprynet.com, Behler, Paul, Holzer and Related Families of Schuylkill County (http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=aferm&id=I03071).

2 Die Stimme des Volks (Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. German Language Newspaper.).

3 Alexander, Chris; marbles@sbcglobal.net, Alexander Kirkham Hempleman (http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=alexanderchris&id=I10666).

4 Marguerite Heffner, Zion Lutheran and Reformed Church Baptism Records (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/church/red.txt online), Josua Riegel, b. 9 Apr 1830, parents Daniel & Magdalena, sponsor Jacob & Kathrina Hoffman.

5 1830 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Brunswick Township, Roll 160 Book 1, Page 93a.

6 1840 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Roll 492 Book 1, Page 158a.

7 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Page 405.



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