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Faith Poore (View posts)
Posted: 959957096000
Tobias BOECKEL was born 13 Nov 1711 in Durkheim, Rhenish Bavaria, Germany, married in 1734 to Anna Christina KUESTER and died 29 Sep 1791. He is my 4th great-grandfather and settled in North Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania after landing in Philadelphia on September 26, 1737. He is the son of John Gotthard BOECKEL and Anna Sybillia GOSTENBERGER. They had 2 other children: Maria Margaret (who married John/Johannes Philip MEYER) and George Frederick (who later dropped the "George" and records show he went by Frederick BOECKEL).

I wish to correspond and share information on Tobias, Maria and Frederick.

It seems that descendants of Frederick BOECKEL changed the spelling of their last name over the years to BECKEL (Frederick BOECKEL had settled in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania), while Tobias' descendants changed their last name to BICKEL.

Does anyone have any information or descend from this line? I have quite a bit of information more if anyone is interested.

Tobias Bickel

Posted: 960313552000
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Do you have any more information on the Bickel line of the family? I know that my gggg grandfather was a Tobias Bickel from PA. My family is from the Clermont/Hamilton County section of Ohio (Cincinnati area). I know that there were about 4 Tobias Bickels from that area. Maybe we are related.

Tobias Bickel

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I'm searching for proof of birth, death of Tobias Bickel who married Emily Wilson on 14 Apr 1833 in Wayne County IN. He was the son of Tobias Bickel born 19 Dec 1781 Susanna Yearick born 5 Apr 1786 in Centre County PA. Tobias Bickel who married Susanna Yearick was the son of Johannes Bicek born 16 Mar 1744 Berk Co PA died Montgomery Co OH 1815 married Maria Catherine Feltin born 22 Mar 1745 died Montgomery County OH 16 Aug 1819 they were married 27 Aug 1771 Berks Co PA. Any infor on Tobias Bickel or Emily Wilson Bickel would be appreciated. Thank you. Carole

tobias bickel

Brad H. Bickel (View posts)
Posted: 985628942000
i'm a directly related to tobias...i may have more information of interest! email me

Tobias Bickel/Bickle

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Brad, in response to your reply. I'm willing to share whatever information I have. Contact me at

Re: Tobias BOECKEL

Posted: 995198501000
Edited: 1016506576000
Surnames: Bickel/Boeckel, Kuester, Glatt, Spinner
According to information we have gathered from IGI files of German Church Records, Johann Gottard & Anna BOECKEL had 8 children born one being Tobias BOECKEL who married 1st Anna Christina KUESTER & 2nd Maria Elizabeth DOCK [they had 14 children]. Their son John Tobias [Tobias, Jr.] who married Salome GLATT is Bill's line. We have records & headstone pictures from the Moravian church yard in Berks Co., PA Will share info.

Re: Tobias BOECKEL

Faith Poore (View posts)
Posted: 995224632000
Hi Barb & Bill --

I am very interested in find out more information on Tobias' siblings and parents. Whatever information you have gathered would be very much appreciated. Hope to hear from you shortly. Take care!

Faith :)


Dianne (View posts)
Posted: 1015101824000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Beckel, Boeckel, Riebl, Riebel
I am curious about the other 7 children you refer to in the IGF. I am searching for ancestors of Thomas (Boeckel) Beckel who immigrarted to the USA in March of 1883. He was born 21 Dec 1855. He traveled on a passport with Jakob Riebl from Bohemia. Thomas was already married at this time and traveled with his wife Theresa Riebel and daughter Franziska

Re: Tobias BOECKEL

Posted: 1098152816000
Classification: Query
Marcellous Boeckel and Mary Ann Foust they are my ggg grand parents from York Penn.. Does my family trace back to yours? I am trying to trace back farther but I havent found any more info.

Re: Tobias BOECKEL

Posted: 1381340238000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bickel and var. spell, Meyer/Moyer
I am interested in what you may know of the daughter, Maria Margaret, who married John/Johannes Philip Meyer? If you may have any birth/death dates and if they had any children? My 3 great grandmother was a daughter of Philip Meyer/Moyer and his second wife, Maria Fry. With his first wife, they are said to have had 9 children but so far only 4 have been accounted for, namely: John, Philip, Isaac and Esther. If any of this sounds familiar, and you could be of help, I"d surely appreciate any help.

Thank you,
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