I am looking for information on John Hinkle/Hinkel (1852-1920). I have seen documents where Hinkle was spelled Hinkle and Hinkel. He married Elizabeth Thompson and had at least one son, Jacob (1878-1943). Jacob is my great grandfather. I have a ton of information on Jacob and his descendents.
I found John in 1870 census living with the Deal family in Mt. Carmel, PA.
In 1880, I found him in Mt. Carmel, living with Elizabeth, daughter Ida, son Jacob, daughter Lizzie and step son Andrew Dreher. I have not been able to verify these are indeed Jacob's siblings.
I'm looking to find out more about John. My grandfather told me he thought John immigrated from Germany, but that has not been investigated yet. Evidence suggests my grandfather was wrong, but I'm not sure yet. I'm looking for information on John before 1870, who is parents and siblings were and to verify I have the correct family and right siblings of my great grandfather, Jacob. Any information on John would be appreciated.