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Minnie FRVIickley 

Mickleys, Pennsylvania 

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Copyright, 1893 




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to my honored friend and relative, 
the philosopher, 

Dr. Charles Louis Michelet, 

and to the memory of 

John Jacob Mickley, 

and his descendants, these pages are respectfully dedicated 
by his great, great, great granddaughter, 

The Compiler. 





Preface 9 

Introduction 13 

European Ancestry 19 

The Michelet Family 26 

The American Branch.. 36 

Genealogy. _ 39 

Summary — American Family 74 

"War Record 78 

European Genealogy 83 

Summary — European Family _ 92 

Joseph J. Mickley — Biographical Sketch 95 

Obituaries _ 123 

Historical Memorabilia — The Liberty Bell Episode. 149 

Extracts Pennsylvania Archives 154 

Index — First _ 157 

Second 174 


IT HAS taken a long time to present the Genealogy 
of the Mickley Family of America to the descend- 
ants of John Jacob and Elizabeth Barbara Burkhalter. 

Thanks are due to many members of the family who 
have rendered invaluable assistance, and to the Rev. J. 
D. Schindel, Mrs. E. P. Allbrecht and Mile. Julia M. 
Beerstacher for translations from the French and Ger- 

The Rev. J. Marion Mickley, Mrs. Maria and Mrs. 
Kate Mickley Comfort and Daniel W. Micklejr, all of 
Adams County, Pennsylvania, have given me interesting 
data concerning their ancestor, John Martin Mickley, and 
the family of Mrs. Hannah Mickley Fackenthall gave me 
valuable information concerning their ancestor, John 
Peter Mickley, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

The family Bibles of the different families have been 
the chief source of information, and the work has been 
put in order in the same style as the Loomis Genealogy 
compiled by Professor Elias Loomis, Yale College. 

Enough data has been gathered of the Deshler family 


to compile a Deshler Genealogy, which, it is our hope, 
to furnish at a future time. 

The amount of labor involved in such a compilation 
can be estimated only by those who have attempted 
similar work. It would have been disheartening but for 
the great pleasure it has afforded me to endeavor to pre- 
serve the records of our family and give them a per- 
manent form. 

Minnie Fogel Mickley. 
Mickleys, 1893. 

Note — It will be observed in the genealogical record that, in many in- 
stances, the date is wanting. Any one who may be able to supply this missing 
information or any other touching the family record, will confer a favor by 
forwarding the same to the compiler, addressed to Mickleys, Pa. 


JOSEPH J. MICKLEY, in the preface of his "Brief 
Account of Murders by the Indians and the Causes 
Thereof, in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Octo- 
ber 8th, 1763," read by him at a reunion of the family, 
has the following : 

" A large number of the descendants of John Jacob Mickley 
(the first of that name in America) assembled on the farm, formerly 
his property, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, where 
the Indians murdered two of his children, and also the family of 
John Schneider, on the adjoining farm, the 8th of October, 1763. 
In commemoration of that event, the following paper was prepared 
and read, October 8th, 1863. At that time I had no intention of 
publishing the same, but having been repeatedly urged by some of 
my relations and several esteemed friends, finally concluded to have 
it printed ; it may, however, be of little or no interest, except, 
perhaps, to some of the numerous descendants of our ancestor, John 
Jacob Mickley. 

" In connection with this, it may not be out of place, and 
acceptable to some, to give such information of our ancestors as has 
been handed]" down to us, partly from documents, and partly by 
tradition. Traditional accounts, however, though generally based 
on some truths, become, in course of time, very much distorted and 
.augmented, so that not much reliance can be placed on them unless 
supported by documentary evidence ; therefore some part of my 
statement about our ancestors may require correction. Bancroft 


says, very justly : ' Memory is an easy dupe, and tradition a care- 
less story-teller.' 

" From what I have been able to gather, it appears that our 
family is descended from French Huguenots, the name having 
originally been written Michelet, but corrupted, and variously 
written Miquelet, Miickli, etc., and finally anglicised into the present 
form, Mickley ; that during the persecution of the Huguenots in 
France, they emigrated to the bordering Dukedom of Deux Ponts 
(Zweibriicken), then a part of the German Empire ; where they 
were unmolested in the exercise of their religion. 

" I have not been able to ascertain whether our ancestor, John 
Jacob, or any other of them, was born in Deux Ponts. When, dur- 
ing my visit there in the year 1869, the records were examined at my 
request, I felt very much disappointed in being told that nothing 
could be found to show that such a family had ever resided in that 
country ; and, if ever existed there, it must have been recorded in 
that office, but that record is now lost. 

" It may not be surprising that the records are missing, after the 
enactment of such stringent laws against the Huguenots during the 
reign of the French King Louis XIV. For instance, the edict of 
1681, which, deprived them of nearly all their civil rights ; the 
imperious order given to burn all their books ; and the revocation 
of the Edicts of Nantes, October 22d, 1685. In the burning of 
their churches and books, probably all their church records shared 
the same fate with the general destruction, excepting such as 
may have been carried out of the country by the refugees. To this 
may be added that, through the devastation of the Palatinate 
and other German provinces by the French in the reign of the 
same King Louis XIV, many valuable documents were irretriev- 
ably lost. 

"We have, however, authentic information that our ancestor, 
John Jacob Mickley, was born in Europe, in the year 1697 ; that he 
came to America in the ship Hope, of London, from Rotterdam, 
Holland, arriving in Philadelphia, August 28th, 1733. He was 
married in this country to Elizabeth Barbara, daughter of Ulrich 
Burkhalter, and settled in Whitehall Township, Northampton, 


'County, now North Whitehall, Lehigh County, and died in August, 
1769. He left three sons and two daughters, viz. : 

" John Jacob, the eldest, my grandfather, who settled on a tract 
of land bordering on the village of Hokendauqua, in South White- 
hall, Lehigh County ; he had six sons and four daughters. A 
number of his descendants still reside in that county. 

" John Martin, the second son, who was in the battle of German- 
town, sold the old homestead, and moved to and settled in Adams 
County, near Gettysburg, in the year 1794. He had four sons and 
five daughters. Many of his descendants are living in different parts 
of that county. 

" John Peter, the third and youngest son, of whose escape from 
the Indians, an account is given on the following pages, was in the 
military service against the Indians, and in the War of the Revolu- 
tion, during the whole time of its continuance, in the capacity of 
fifer. He was in the battle of Germantown. At the close of the 
war he married, and settled in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, 
about the year 1784. He had two sons and eight daughters. Some 
of his descendants are still living in Bucks County, and one daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Statzell, eighty-eight years of age (yet very active), besides 
other descendants, are living in Philadelphia. 

" One daughter of John Jacob Mickley, the first, became the 
wife of Andrew Miller, who resided in Linn Township, Lehigh 
County. She had no children. 

" The other daughter was married to Peter Deshler, of White- 
hall Township. By him she had three sons and one daughter. 
After the death of Deshler, she married Michael Bieber, of Allen 
Township, in Northampton County. She had no children by Bieber. 

" In preparing this account about the Indians, I have drawn 
from the most reliable authorities, and rejected many incredible 
verbal stories about Indian affairs which had been added in course 
of time, so that the statements may be tolerably correct. I cannot 
omit to express my great satisfaction in having visited John Peter 
Mickley, in Bucks, and his sister, Mrs. Bieber, in Northampton 
County, in the year 1819, and obtained many facts from them in re- 
lation to this matter ; whatever the one related to me, was corrob- 


orated by the other. From them I also learned that the 8th of 
October, 1763, was one of those clear, pleasant days which have fre- 
quently been experienced at that time of the year. Owing to the 
occurrence of the Indian murders, that day has always been men- 
tioned by our family as the beginning of Indian Summer." 

In closing the account, he says : 

" When the condition of this part of the country is considered, 
in which, one hundred years ago, a few families were living, with- 
out protection, in a wilderness, deprived of almost every comfort, 
exposed to attacks from wild beasts and reptiles, and the danger of 
being murdered, and have their property destroyed by hostile 
Indians, who kept them constantly in such fear that the members of 
the families bade each other farewell in the evening before retiring, 
being under the impression that they might not meet again on the 
next morning ; when such a melancholy state of affairs is compared 
with the present nourishing condition, where now the people are 
living in peace, themselves and property protected, and where are 
seen numerous finely cultivated farms, with convenient habitations, 
furnaces, manufactories, canals, railroads, improvements in every 
branch of industry, and the comforts of a numerous population; 
when all this is considered, we are impelled to profound gratitude. 
If any person exists who is unable to appreciate these advantages 
and blessings, he must be a heartless and ungrateful being, un- 
worthy of living in this community. 

" In the above I have presented such matter as I considered 
suitable on this occasion, and as might be agreeable to, at least, 
some of the descendants of our forefather, John Jacob Mickley. I 
shall be much pleased if by the facts here presented, sufficient inter- 
est has been excited in any one (more capable than myself) to pursue 
the subject further, and produce a more complete history of the 
Indian troubles at that time in this part of the country." 

It is not within the limits of the present work to enter 
at any length upon the trials and hardships of our an- 


cestors in their early frontier life; but the massacre of 
the Mickley children, October 8th, 1763, is of such deep 
interest to every member of the family that I quote in 
full the account as given by the late Joseph J. Mickley 
on the occasion of the One Hundreth Anniversary of the 
sad event: 

" The approach of the Indians was seen by Ulrich Showalter, 
who was working on the roof of a building. The site being consider- 
ably elevated above the river Lehigh, he had a good opportunity to 
see and count the Indians. Twelve in all were seen wading across 
the river, a short distance above Siegfried's Bridge, to this day known 
as the " Indian Fall" or Rapids. The Indians crossed the river and 
landed near Leisenring's Mountain (now " Laurel Hill "). It is to be 
observed, that the greater part of this township was at that time still 
covered with dense forests, so that the Indians could go from one 
place to another almost in a straight line, through the woods, with- 
out being seen. 

It is not known that they were seen by any one but Showalter 
until they reached the farm of John Jacob Mickley (No. 1), where they 
encountered three of his children, two boys and a girl, in a field under 
a, chestnut tree gathering chestnuts. The children's ages were : — 
Peter, eleven ; Henry, nine ; and Barbary, seven ; who, on seeing 
the Indians, began'to run away. The little girl was overtaken not 
far from the tree by an Indian, who knocked her down with a toma- 
hawk. Henry had reached the fence, and, while in the act of climb- 
ing it, an Indian threw a tomahawk at his back, which, it is supposed, 
instantly killed him. Both of these children were scalped. The 
little girl, in an insensible state, lived until the following morning. 
Peter, having reached the woods, hid himself between two large 
trees which were standing near together, and, surrounded by brush- 
wood, he remained quietly concealed there, not daring to move for 
fear of being discovered, until he was sure that the Indians had left. 
He was, however, not long confined there ; for, when he heard the 
screams of the Schneider family, he knew that the Indians were at 
that place, and that his way was clear. He escaped unhurt, and 


ran with all his might, by way of Adam Deshler's, to his brother, 
John Jacob Mickley, to whom he communicated the melancholy in- 
telligence. From this time Peter lived a number of years with his 
brother John Jacob, after which he settled in Bucks County, where 
he died in the year 1827, at the age of seventy-five. One of his 
daughters, widow of the late Henry Statzel, informed me, among 
other matters, of a remarkable fact related by her father, namely : 
that the Mickley family owned at that time a very large and ferocious 
dog, which had a particular antipathy to Indians ; and it was believed 
by the family, that it was owing' to the dog the Indians did not make 
an attack on their house, and thus the destruction of their lives was 
prevented. John Jacob Mickley and Ulrich Flickinger, then on their 
way to Stenton's, being attracted by the screams of the Schneiders, 
hastened to the place where, a short time before, was peace and 
quietness, and saw the horribly mangled bodies of the dead and 
wounded, and the houses of Marks and Schneider in flames. The 
dead were buried on Schneider's farm." 

The pamphlet of Joseph J. Mickley, (my great uncle), 
interested me very much, and led me to endeavor to gain 
more facts concerning our family history, in which I am 
pleased to say, I have been singularly successful. I 
gained a great deal of knowledge from my Uncle Joseph, 
my grand-father, Jacob Mickley, and my great aunt, Mrs. 
Andrew Sheldon, also from Prof. Dr. Charles Louis 
Michelet, the German Philosopher, who gave me inter- 
esting documents and authentic data. 

My friendship and correspondence with Prof. Dr. 
Charles Louis Michelet, of Berlin, has been a great help 
to me in the preparation of this work. His interest in 
the family of America was such as to request of me a 
list of all the Mickleys of Pennsylvania, (descendants of 
John Jacob Mickley, 1697-1769). 



In following the history of our family I am led to 
Tegard the influence* of Suzane Mangeot, a Huguenot, 
as one of our greatest inheritances. It was through her 
influence Louis Michelet of Metz, became a Protestant, 
and as Huguenot Refugees, they were married in Zwei- 
briicken, and their descendants in Berlin speak of them- 
selves — not as " Berliners," but " Refugees." 

The diary of Suzane Mangeot Michelet, is in the posses- 
sion of Dr. C. L. Michelet of Berlin, and it was a great sat- 
isfaction to me to look through it, and I wish I could have 
read it through — as it would have given her descendants 
many interesting accounts of those troublous times after 
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, during the times of 
the persecution of the Huguenots. Her eldest son, Jean 
Jacques, came to Pennsylvania in 1733, and was a worthy 
son of Huguenot Refugees. He was one of the sturdy 
settlers of Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, where, in- 
stead of religious persecution, he was tormented by wild 
beasts and Indians, and two of his children were massa- 
cred, as above narrated by J. J. Mickley, his great- 

As a family, the Mickleys of America have led honest 
and upright lives — patriotic and useful, energetic and 
thrifty, not ambitious for office ; no person of the name, to 
my knowlege, being a lawyer. Although some are physi- 
cians and ministers of the Gospel, the professions are not 
largely represented. Some are in the iron industry, and 
nearly all land owners and in comfortable circumstances. 
I have become acquainted, through my work, with a great 


many, and always found them ready to give me all the in- 
formation I desired. As a rule they are very hospitable 
and trustworthy. During the Revolutionary War, John 
Jacob (No. i) was entrusted with the removal of the bells, 
of Philadelphia, bringing eleven of the bells, including 
Christ Church chimes and the State House bell, on his 
wagons and with his horses to Allentown, Pennsylvania, 
where they were concealed beneath the floors of Zion's 
Reformed Church. He was assisted by the Rev. Abra- 
ham Blumer, then Pastor of the church, whose son mar- 
ried Sarah, a daughter of John Jacob (No. i). 

They have always been active workers in the church,, 
as the early records in Whitehall Township will show. 
Egypt, Mickleys, Allentown and Hokendauqua have in 
their first records the names of different members of the 
family. They belong mostly to the Reformed Church 
(which is the original Refugee Church of our forefathers)- 
and the Presbyterian Church. 

The family is not so widely scattered as would be sup- 
posed — although the name is represented in many of the 
States. California, New Mexico, Iowa, Minnesota, Kan- 
sas, Illinois, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, 
Colorado and Pennsylvania are the homes of the Mickleys 
of America. 

Prof. Dr. Charles Louis Michelet, 
berlin, germany. 


FROM the following letters of Dr. C. L. Michelet, of 
Berlin, it appears that the descent of the American 
Mickleys from the Michelet, of Metz, is fully authenti- 
cated; but that prior to that date (1444), it is more or 
less conjectural. 

I insert, however, Dr. Michelet's observations upon 
the history of the family as of the greatest interest, 
and value: 

"Berlin, April, 21st, 1883, 

Buelow Street, 28, 

S. W. 

"Miss Minnie F. Mickley, 

"Esteemed Miss : You will allow me to answer your 
English letter of the 9th of this month, in German, as I 
do not consider myself sufficiently competent to write a~ 
strictly correct letter in English, without some effort. 
You also, as the daughter of a German, no doubt under- 
stand this language. 

" All the Michelets with whom I have any acquaintance 


come from Metz, and I have in my possession now a com- 
plete genealogical table of the family, dated from the year 
1444 up to the present day. This table is based for its 
truthfulness, partly, on the researches of the clergyman 
living there ; partly, on the certificates of baptism belong- 
ing to the city, and partly on private papers belonging to 
my own immediate family. 

" According to these researches, my great, great grand- 
father, Louis Michelet, was married in 1697 to Susanne 
Mangeot, whose diary, kept by herself, we have yet in 
good preservation, and in it she states she was married to 
her husband in Zwei-Briicken. 

" I can now easily imagine why this betrothed couple 
was not married in Metz, because, on account of the revo- 
cation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685, no marriage was 
allowed to be solemnized, in the then French city, in ac- 
cordance with the principles of the Protestant religion, 
and yet they were both secretly attached thereto. They 
went, consequently, to the neighboring Zwei-Briicken, in 
the Bavarian Palatinate, to celebrate their marriage, for 
since the peace of Westphalia, 1648, Germany had become 
friendly and co-equal. 

" In the Statistical Archives of Metz is found, however, 
the information that Louis Michelet and his wife Susanne, 
in 1699, openly declared their adherence to the new reli- 
gion, and that in 17 15, Louis, now having become a 
widower, also declared his five children, Jean (John), 
Barbe, Marie, Louis (my great grandfather), and Pierre, 
as Protestants. 


" What, however, I could not explain to myself in this- 
connection was this : That, although the certificates of bap- 
tism of the last four children are jointly found in Metz, 
Barbe being born November 16, 1702; Marie, December 
11, 1703; Louis (who emigrated to Berlin in 1720), 
December 8, 1705; Pierre, December 21, 1710; yet the cer- 
tificate of Jean, the eldest, is entirely wanting, so that I 
even attached a mark of interrogation to his name in the 
genealogical table. 

"Now, after what you communicate to me concerning 
your ancester, John Jacob, this omission plainly explains 
itself. The married couple evidently remained yet awhile 
in Zwei-Briicken to await the birth of their first born. 

" Should you desire to ascertain the exact date of birth 
of your ancestor, you would have to apply to the Protestant 
or Municipal Congregation of Zwei-Briicken, and request 
of it the authentic certificate of baptism of your Jean 
Jacques or Johann Jacob Michelet, stating such date of 
year as may be known to you. 

"From all this, I believe that we may consider ourselves 
distant relatives, descending from two brothers, in about 
the fifth generation, and remain, with great respect, 

Your devoted. 

Prof. Dr. Michelet." 

"Berlin, July 3d, 1883, 

28 Buelow Street, 
S. W. 

" Miss Minnie F. Mickley, 

"Esteemed Miss : The pamphlet of your great-uncle, 
as well as your letter of June 4th, I have just received. 
From the first I perceive that it would be almost hopeless 
to write to Zwei-Briicken for the purpose of obtaining 
transcripts of records concerning your ancestor, as during 
the plundering of the Palatinate, under Louis XIV, the 
French, no doubt, destroyed the Protestant documents 
there. Still, I would advise you to make the attempt. 

"Nevertheless, it remains in the highest degree probable 
that your ancestor, John Jacob, was born and baptized as 
Jean, the son of Louis Michelet and Susanne Mangeot, in 
Zwei-Briicken. For I find in the whole Genealogical 
Tree, accompanying this letter, no other Jean who could 
have been born in 1697 or near that time. If I am correct 
in my opinion, then, according to the short genealogical 
table prepared by your great-uncle, my great grand- 
father, Louis, who was born in 1705 and went to Berlin in 
1720, is the younger brother of John Jacob, the great 
grandfather of your grandfather and his brother, and I 
would then have, with both, the same great, great grand- 
father, Louis Michelet-Mangeot. 

" It would also be quite natural that your grandfather, 
would be eight years older than myself, inasmuch as he is 


the descendent of the oldest son of this Louis Michelet. 
You yourself, Miss, however, belong to the same genera- 
tion as my grand-children, the oldest of whom is also six 
years younger than yourself. 

"After the information from your great-uncle, I at once 
attached the Genealogical Table of your American family, 
as far as it could be ascertained from it. You would place 
me under many obligations if, in accordance with your 
promise, you would send me a copy of the obituary notice 
of your great-uncle, as well as the names and births of all 
the American Michelets, for only then would I be able to 
perfect the so far only superficially prepared Genealogical 
Tree of your family. 

" The photographs of your grandfather and father, I 
shall receive with many thanks, and that of myself shall 
not fail for you. I am exceedingly anxious to see whether 
the very decided family character of the Michelets has 
preserved itself in America as it has in the Michelet of 
Paris, whom I visited in 1849, and, as in a certain Norwe- 
gian, Adele Michelet, who introduced herself and her 
husband to us. 

'•'These family features are so unmistakable that when, 
at a yearly festival of the French Huguenots here, my 
wife, Jenny, (a Swiss lady), saw the fur-dealer, Louis 
Michelet, without having known him previously, she 
turned to me and said, " That is evidently a Michelet !" In a 
remarkable manner is also yet familiar to my wife the say- 
ing of her great grandmother, " They were perfect Michelets /" 
My son, George, resembles me so strikingly in features and 


manners, that she is accustomed to say, " This is a genuine 
Michelet!" Eugene, the last, the apple of my eye, who 
followed his footsteps, has, alas, been taken away from me 
by a sudden death. What hopes had I built on him ! 
How I reckoned on him once to continue my labors, as the 
oldest two have become physicians ! He was a delicately 
framed, early matured boy, with beautiful large, animated 
blue eyes, with which he observed everything. 

"With intelligent speech, he already realized the serious- 
ness of life, and yet combined therewith a child-like cheer- 
fulness and roguishness. With all my philosophy, I cannot 
realize nor get over the infinite loss. 

"The visit of your mother's relative I await with pleas- 
ure, but would remark, in the meanwhile, that from July 
7th to August 15th, we. all expect to make a visit to the 
home of my wife. My visit to Hokendauqua I cannot, 
however, place in prospect before me, unless I should fare 
worse in Europe than is the case at present, for I soon will 
have to reckon eighty-two years. Your wishes for my 
health in coming years is heartily appreciated. With the 
request to be remembered to your relatives, though un- 
known to me, I remain your, 

Most humble, 


" Enclosed, herewith, you will receive the family Coat 
of Arms. So we brought it along from Metz, and so it is 


found in the " Book of Heraldry" in Vienna, as the Coat 
of Arms of the Family Michelet, in the free city of Metz, 
of the German Empire. 

Mottoe : War, the Chase and Liberty. 

" Upon a silver base there arises the pinnacle of a 
Fortress surrounded by a ditch. A deer, in its course, 
leaps over the same. The dome is adorned by a Cap of 
liberty. A tradition says that the Michelet family de- 
scends from the Spanish Miqueletos, hunters in the Pyre- 
nees, who also served as soldiers in the armies of the 
Spanish Kings. Some of the members of the Berlin 
family and many of the Norwegian family have been 
officers or are as such yet." 


Translation from Prof. Dr. C. L. Michelet's Auto- 
biography or " Wahrheit aus Meinem Leben." 

" I first saw the light of day in Berlin, on the 4th day of 
December, 1801, a child of the new century, and received 
in baptism the name of Charles Louis. Without wishing 
to inquire into the mysteries of astrology concerning my 
birth, at three o'clock on that winter's morning, I will 
only state that the day is consecrated to St. Barbara, the 
patroness of artillery-men, and that, in consequence of 
this coincidence, my life was destined to be a hard struggle 
with myself and others, for truth's sake. When the poet 

" Man errs, as long as he strives," 

he expresses but an equivocal aphorism. For to strive is 
to seek ; and he who seeks has not yet found. Therefore, 
he who strives after truth, does not yet possess it, and still 
dwells in error. I would preface this autobiography, with 
the axiom thus revised : 

" Man struggles as long as he lives," 

and especially the philosopher — for the higher the object 



of the struggle, and with philosophers it is the highest, 
namely, truth, the hotter will the contest he — I might also 
add the motto : 

"Miserrina est fortuna, quae inimico caret.'' 

"Accordingto the records, I belong on my father's as well 
as my mother's side to the French Calvinists, who, after 
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, emigrated to Ger- 
many. My forefathers, and also the pioneers of this 
colony, were particularly bent upon contracting alliances 
for their children with members of their religious faith 
exclusively. Thus, if the purest French blood flows in my 
veins, my spiritual education, owing to circumstances, is 
thoroughly German. I once proposed to Victor Cousin, 
in a letter dated July 28, 1837, to become the mediator be- 
tween the two nations, feeling myself almost providenti- 
ally prepared for the undertaking, and as my French an- 
cestors had been weavers of silk in their adopted home, 
so did I propose to introduce the web of German culture 
in my ancestral country. Cousin, however, in a most 
learned reply, dissuaded me from returning to Paris. 

" I cannot fully decide whether, on my father's side, I 
am really of French extraction, the ancestral home of the 
Michelets being the old German Imperial City and Bishop- 
ric of Metz, but my mother's family, the Girards, were 
unquestionably from Dauphine. 

" That part of Lorraine in which Metz is situated, and 
which was dishonestly appropriated by Henri II in 1552, 
was called by the French L'Allemagne, more particularly, 


although it belonged to the Middle Kingdom situated be- 
tween the two countries, and which had belonged to 
Lothair, together with the Roman Empire. If from this 
point of view we grant that these people, before the 
seizure by the French, were of German stock, we readily 
understand that after the entrance of the French con- 
querors, the original German population was by degrees 
obliged to adopt the French language and manners, par- 
ticularly in the cities. There is every probability that 
my name was of pure German origin, Michelchcn or Klein- 
michel, and that later it was written Michel, with the 
addition of the French diminutive particle let, making 
it Michellet or Little Michel, as in the original. The 
name was later written with one /, but from the year 
1444 to 1745, appears, with but one exception, with the 
double letter. 

"When my son Paul, now a practising physician in 
Dresden, visited Metz, with the object of studying the 
family genealogy, he fortunately met a Protestant minis- 
ter who had made a special study of the history of the 
families of Huguenot emigrants, and who was able to 
furnish us with the following interesting data, i. e., that, 
from Jehan Michelet, he who wrote his name with one /, 
down to myself, we are twelve generations, allowing 33^ 
years to each. This data is perfectly reliable, as our in- 
formant had in his possession the complete records of the 
city of Metz and free access to the archives. 

"Tradition points to a far more remote origin for the 
Michelets, than the middle of the 15th century — and to far 


more distant climes as its cradle, than the French 
province of Lorraine — namely, to Spain and the Pyrenees, 
far away in the dark ages, when a tribe of " Miquelettos," 
Mountain Robbers or Free-Booters, carried on their de- 
predations on the frontier passes, whence they naturally 
penetrated into France. The very coat-of-arms of the 
Michelets would substantiate this myth, it represents on 
an argent field a fortress surrounded by a moat, a stag 
leaping over the parapet, and a liberty-cap crowning the 
helmet — War, the Chase and Liberty is therefore the 
motto of the Michelets, not to say the Miquelettos. 

"Two missing branches of our genealogical tree have 
lately come to light, one coming from Norway from 
Captain Michelet of Drautheim, a direct descendant of 
Paul Michelet, an officer in the Danish army, who was 
present at the siege Drautheim in 1658. My other cor- 
respondent is Miss Minnie F. Mickley of Pennsylvania, a 
descendant of my great great-uncle, Jean Jacques Miche- 
let, who emigrated to America in 1733 — with which the 
line is unbroken and complete." 

The autobiography of Dr. Michelet is most interesting 
and learned through its seven hundred pages, and gives 
a complete picture of the life of a great German thinker 
and philosopher for nearly a century. Dr. Michelet is a 
hearty old man, retaining well his faculties, and still 
xesides in the city of his birth. The volume closes with 


this characteristic epitaph, composed by the philosopher,, 
and which is to be engraved on his stone, 

' ' Sur la terre ici-bas il a trotive le ciel ; 
Laiszy-lin saus la terre un repos eternal." 

The following is the translation from the German of a 
paper found among the effects of the late Joseph J. 
Mickley, of Philadelphia, relating to the Mickley family: 


Relating to the Mickly Family, to its Origin and: 

Further Extension from Authentic Sources, 


"The family 'Mickly' is an ancient French race of 
knightly and noble origin, that flourished already in the 
time of the Frank King Chlodwig, and was acknowledged 
as worthy consideration of importance. 

"The first of this name (name father) is, according 
to the Chronicle of Gregor of Tours,, a certain Dionysius 
Micheletus, who originally came from Greece, where 
such a name conveys the meaning of 'illustrious,' of 
'renown.' The Franconian Major-domo of the name 
Odeard brought such a Mickletus from Constantinople to 
Paris, where the latter became treasurer of King Chlod- 
wig, and died A. D. 536. His descendants flourished yet 



till the times of the Emperor Carl the Great (Charle- 
magne), and called themselves Micklet, also Michelet, as 
the son, Edwin de Michelet, accompanied the aforesaid 
Emperor on his journeys to Spain, and in the combats in 
the Pyrenees and Basque Mountains, accomplished won- 
ders of bravery. 

"This Erwin had as consort an Isabella de Corsini, of 
Italian family, and dwelt upon the estate Chateau du 
Michelet, which lay in Provence. There, in extreme old 
age, he died, in the year 842, and left behind three sons, who 
were called Charles, Frederique and Denys de Miche- 
let. The last two died as Abbots in French cloisters. 
Charles, however, had a Beatrice de Anjou, of royal 
blood, as wife, and dwelt in the castle of his race and 
name. He was Major-domo of the Franconian King 
Charles the Bold, and was so strong, that, in the neighbor- 
hood of Aries, he once cut in twain with one blow, a Nor- 
man knight, in full armor and coat of mail, so that the 
Upper and lower parts of the body were completely separ- 
ated. From his time on, one hears nothing again for a 
long time, and not until the time of Louis the Pious or 
Holy (probably St. Louis), one finds again news of this 
family. There was, namely, an Odarique de Michelet, 
who accompanied the said French King, A. D. 1249, upon 
his journeys to Egypt, and who lost his right hand during 
the siege of Damiette. He was happily cured, however, 
by the King's physician — called Harmanique de Salys. 
On his return, he married Eulalia Leontaras, who was 
the daughter of a Grecian prince, and who came from the 


Island of Cypress. From this time one finds this family 
living in peace upon their estate, but nothing specially 
noteworthy can one remark. Again, with the French King 
Francis I., is mention made of them. There was, namely, 
a Quentin de Michelet, the Colonel of a French Cuiras- 
sier Regiment, and who fought in the many battles of this 
King in France, Italy and Germany with great honor. He 
had as wife Louison de Armaguacke, and left at his 
death, A. D. 1563, a son, who was called Bertrand de 
Michelet. He, also, was a distinguished soldier, and be- 
came artillery colonel. His usual residence he had at 
Dijon, where his artillery regiment was garrisoned. He 
found his death in the battle in the Netherlands, 1602. 
With his descendants one finds that they call themselves 
partly Mickly, partly Michelet. A scholar of this family, 
named Armand de Mickly, gave the inducement thereto, 
and he found out, collected and arranged the information 
regarding his family. He had his old and honorable coat- 
of-arms, the letters patent of his armoral bearings revived, 
made known, chartered and confirmed by King Louis 
XIV, and also by the German Emperor Leopold, and the 
ancient copy (deed) of such letters patent lays even yet in 
the archives of Paris and Vienna. His children, of whom 
he left five, lived yet at the end of the past century. But 
since the storm of the French Revolution, one finds no 
news of his family." 

[Louis I of France was known as Louis the Pious, but 


Louis IV, commonly called St. Louis, mUst be the one 
meant here, as the first Louis lived about the sixth cen- 
tury, and made no journey to Egypt. 

Seculi is probably intended for Saculum, a century, a 
cycle — and e has been used instead of a. "So" is fre- 
quently used in the chronicle with the weight of "who" 
apparently— also once as "which."] 

Prof. Dr. Michel et wrote the following letter after 
reading the " Information Relating to the Mickley 

"Berlin, August 10th, 1889. 
"Miss Minnie F. Mickley : 

"Dear Relative — We were all very glad to have your 
dear father in our midst. Alas, the joy was a very brief 
one, for at the end of three days he left us again. Time 
was, indeed, very precious, and we made as much of it as 
we possibly could. At the end we were yet able to ven- 
ture out, something which we could not do during your 
visit the previous year. We ended our joyful meeting 
with a visit to Tagel Castle, in order to see the burial 
place of the Humboldt family. In the midst of a woods, 
surrounded by the most luxuriant array of flowers, bedded 
around a high column, rest the departed members of the 
family, especially the two brothers, William, the minister 
and learned linguist, and Alexander, the great naturalist 
and universally acquainted traveller. The column is 
crowned with a statue of Hope, looking down upon the 



sleeping ones, executed by the Danish sculptor Thor- 

"Although both of my daughters, living in Charlotten- 
berg, and their husbands were missing, having been on a 
sea voyage on the Baltic, nevertheless, I could count, with 
great satisfaction, at the supper on the shady summit of 
the park, nine Michelets, the number of the Muses, all of 
common birth, such as becomes the new world. 

"As regards the family of nobility which Uncle 
Joseph has traced, there is no doubt but that such a 
family existed. Not only have I reliable information 
concerning such from Metz, but the Norwegian family 
Michelet has also discovered the same, and even sent me 
the coat-of-arms. 

"You no doubt have again received the packet which 
you had sent me with your father. It gave me no new in- 
formation, inasmuch as it was simply the original of the 
copy which you had sent me already. I am sorry that 
you cannot give me any further reliable data, since the 
authenticated papers were stolen from your uncle. I, 
consequently, find myself limited to my own researches, 
as the matter interests me very much. In fact, I have 
already begun the work, and have examined the Chroni- 
cles of Gregory, Bishop of Tours. I find, however, that 
he makes no mention of a Dionysius Mickletus, neither in 
the index nor in the text. Mickletus is to mean, in 
Greek, "renowned." But that should be Megakletos.. 
Should I even make Meckletus out of this, the derivation 
would still not be beyond all my doubts. Heretofore, we 



have derived the name from the mountain hunters in the 
Pyrenees, the Miqueletos. 

" I expect now to write to Vienna, in order to inquire 
into and get information concerning the coat-of-arms and 
the revival of nobility under Louis XIV and Emperor 
Leopold. It seems somewhat strange that the learned 
author of the narratives should already have called him- 
self de Mickly in the seventeenth century, while your 
ancestor, Jean Jacques, is said to have assumed this name 
first, in the eighteenth century. 

"Much of a mythical character is also connected with 
all, as for example, when a Michelet Knight is represented 
as slaying his enemy, in full armour, by cutting him from 
right to left, whereas Ariostos, " Raging Roland," is said 
to have done so by cutting from head to foot, so that the 
two parts of the body fell on either side of the war-horse. 
Still, that does not weaken the remaining part of the 

"With many greetings to yours, I am, 





IN a collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of 
German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and other immigrants 
■ in Pennsylvania, from 1727-1776, by Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, 
under date of August 28th, 1733, are noted the names of 
persons arriving : Palatine, ship Hope of London, Dan 
Ried master, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes : Males, 
eighty -three, above sixteen ; females, eighty-one ; males 
and females, 225 under sixteen ; in all 389. We find the 
names of Johan Jacob Miickli, also Johan David Deschler, 
Hans Jacob Schreiber, Hans Georg Kohler, Abraham 
Miller, and others, who settled in this region at the same 
time that John Jacob Mickley came. Members of these 
families afterward inter-married into the Mickley family. 

Among the early settlers of Alsace or Elsace Town- 
ship, Bucks County, were many French Reformed or 
Huguenots, also Swedes, who were Lutherans, Germans 
and French, who located on the fertile lands of Wablink 
(encompassed by hills). Here an opening was made for 
•other persecuted Huguenots. Amongst the prominent 
families in Oley were the Levans, Yoders, Schneiders, De 
la Plaines, De Lurcks, and others. 


John Jacob Mickley came to this country a single 
man, and lived several years with Jacob Levan, in Oley, 
who was a relation of his. His daughter, Mrs. Bieber, 
told Joseph J. Mickley he was a "Veter" of her father's. 

John Jacob Mickley bought land of Adam Deshler, a, 
deed of which is in possession of the family from Adaim 
Deshler to John Jacob Mickley, date December 14, 1761. 
A synopsis of the deed shows that the land was first deeded 
by William Penn to William and Margaret Lowther, 5,000 
acres, date 23rd October, 1681. Amongst other deeds of 
John Jacob Mickley, first, second and third, are tracts of 
land known as "Oczakow," June 5th, 1789; an Indian 
name, meaning " at the Yellow Lands." The land is now 
known as " Mickleys," residence of Edwin Mickley ; 
"Springfield," 1785 ; "Pond Brook," November 16, 1785 ; 
"Mount Pleasant," November 25, 1785. Other deeds of 
tracts of land from John Jacob Sr. to John Jacob Jr., 
date November nth, 1801 ; June 22, 1804; June 3, 1820; 
two deeds dated December 19, 1826 ; August 4th, 1829. 

Four hundred and fifty acres of the original tract of 
land, are now owned by descendants of John Jacob Mick- 
ley. It is to be hoped that more of the family will make 
Mickleys their future home ; that village being entirely 
on the original tract. 

In 1864, the undersigned, members of the Mickley 
family agreed to pay the sum set opposite their respective 
names; for the purpose of erecting a monument over the 
graves of John Jacob Mickley and his wife, who are 
buried in the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh County, Pa. The 


original stones were of slate, and the inscriptions were 
almost obliterated at the time. The following list was 
subscribed, but not being sufficient, Edwin Mickley added 
the required amount, and erected a neat tomb and inscrip- 
tion to the memory of John Jacob and his wife, Elizabeth 
Barbara Burkhalter, after the bodies were re-interred in 
Mickleys' Church Cemetery, Mickleys, Pa. The following 
is the list of subscribers, 1864: Abraham, William J., 
Hiram, Edwin, Annie B., Joseph J., Sallie M., William B., 
John, Ephram, Frank P., Henry, Peter, Abraham T., 
James, Daniel, Peter, Catherine, James W., Jacob and 
Henry J. Mickley ; Mrs. Snively, Hannah Benkert, Mrs. 
Sarah Rau, Mrs. John Johnson, Henrietta Rau, Mary 
Jenkins, John Sheldon, Eliza Kuntz, Mrs. Christian Pretz, 
Joseph Swartz, Mrs. Samuel Glace, Mrs. Anna Sheldon, 
Mrs. V. W. Weaver. 

A copy of the will of John Jacob Mickley No. 8, and 
all the papers relating to the settlement of his estate are 
-carefully preserved. 



In the archives of Metz, Germany, we find the follow- 
ing record: 

3674-1675—" Suzanne Mangeot was born June 26th, 1674, and was 
married 1697 to Louis Michelet, born December 17th, 1675, «• 
merchant. He was blessed in his marriage with Suzanne Man- 
geot. He became a Protestant pastor at Zweibriicken, died 
February 27th, 1750. 

The diary of Susanne Mangeot Michelet, now in possession of 
Prof. Dr. Charles L. Michelet of Berlin, Germany, states that 
' ' They remained at Zweibriicken until their son Jean Jacques 
was born and baptized." 

1699 — Louis Michelet and his wife, Suzanne, born Mangeot, new 
converts to this Huguenot way. Converted to God, not acknow- 
ledging Roman Catholicism. 

1715 — Louis Michelet, a widower, and his five]children, Jean Jacques, 
Louis, Pierre, Barbe, Marie, new converts to the self-styled 
"Reformed Church." — {Extract from the Archives of Metz, .] 

1697 — John Jacob Mickley, or Jean Jacques Michelet, born . 

1697 ; died August 18th, 1769. 

-1733 — Eldest son of Louis Michelet and [Suzanne Mangeot; came to 
America August 28th, 1733, and settled near what is now known 
as Mickleys, Lehigh County, and married Elizabeth Barbara 
Burkhalter, born , died August, 1769. 



One of the First Settlers of Lehigh (then North- 
ampton) County. 


Children of John Jacob — Whitehall. Married Eliza- 
beth Barbara Burkhalter. 

i — John Jacob, born December 17th, 1737; died December 12th, 1808.. 
Married Susanne Miller, born November 6th, 1743; died De- 
cember 16th, 1807; Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pa. 

He brought the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown, 
arriving in Bethlehem, Pa., September 23d, 1777. He was a 
Revolutionary patriot, giving the use of his horses and wagons 
to the Continental Army, and helping in every way the cause of 
liberty. He was killed by a tree falling upon him, near his 
home, near Mickleys, Pa. 

2 — John Martin, born March 3d, 1745; died March nth, 1828. Mar- 
ried Catherine Steckel, born April 8th, 1749; died April 8th, 1830. 
Settled in Adams County, Pa., 1794. 

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War; was in the battle 
of Germantown. 

3 — John Peter, born, 1752; died, 1828. Married Eva Keck, born, 

; died . 

He had a narrow escape from the Indians, October 8th, 1763. 


He was in the military service against the Indians, and in the 
War of the Revolution, during the whole time of its continu- 
ance, in the capacity of fifer. He was in the battle of German- 
town. Settled in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pa., 
about the year 1784. 

4 — Henry, born, 1754; died, October 8th, 1763. 

Killed by Indians while chestnutting near Mickleys, Whitehall 
Township, Pa. 

S — Barbara, born, 1756; died October 8th, 1763. 
Killed by Indians, Whitehall, Pa. • 

6 — Magdalena, born March 30th, 1745; died 1827. Married first, 
Peter Deshler, born March iSth, 1743; Irish Settlement, North- 
ampton County, Pa. Married second, Michael Bierber (no heirs.) 

7 — Susanne (?), born, ; died, . Married Andrew Miller; 

(no heirs). 

Note — For others of sixth generation in Europe see appendix. Louis of Berlin, 
1720 ; Christian Frederick and Simon Themstrop, of Norway. 


Children of John Jacob, i — Lehigh County, Pa. 

8 — John Jacob, born April 13, 1766; died April 1, 1857. Married Eva 
Catherine Schrieber, born May 7, 1761 ; died September 16th, 1846. 
He rode on the wagon bearing the Liberty Bell from Phila- 
delphia to Allentown in 1777, and served as soldier in the 
Whiskey Rebellion of Pennsylvania in 1794. Died in the 
homestead at Mickleys, Pa. 

9 — Christian, born, 1767; died, 1812. Married first, Elizabeth Desh- 
ler, born, 1773; died, 1840. She married second, Paul Balliet; 
born March 24, 1776; died, jji 849; (no heirs of Balliet); Balliets- 
ville, Pa., and Mickleys, Pa. 

10 — Peter, born January 18th, 1772; died, 1S61. Married Salome 
Biery, born, 1773; died 18 — ; Peter Mickley's place, near Hoken- 
dauqua, Pa. 

11 — Henry, born July 10th, 1782; died May 27, 1S27. Married 

Mary Magdalena Burkhalter, born, ; died 1867; Mickleys, 

Pa., and Waterloo, N. Y. 

12 — Joseph, born (about) 1783; died, . Married Eliza Hartman, 

born, ; died, ; Franklin County, Pa. 

13 — Daniel, born (about) 1784; died, . Married (?) Tamer . 

a Quakeress supposed to have settled in G-reensburg, Westmore- 
land County, Pa. 

14 — Sarah, born November 27th, 1786; died January 25th, 1859. 

Married first, Henry Blumer, born, ; died, . Married 

second, Jacob Stein, born October 17, 1778; died August 6, 1842. 

15— Anna, born, ; died, . Married Joseph (?) Deshler, born, 

; died ; Danville, Pa. 



16 — Catherine M., torn March 28th, 1764; died Janury 2d, 1835. 

Married John Balliet, born November 31st, 1761; died November 

2d, 1837; Limestone ville, Montour County, Pa. 
17 — Magdalena. Married Woodring; Shamokin(?). 

Children of John Martin, 2 — Adams County, Pa. 

18 — John, born, 1769; died March, 1855. Married Margaret Biery, 
bom, 1779; died February, 1852; Adams County, Pa. 

19 — Peter, born, 1771; died February, i860. Married Rebecca 
Dorothy Biery, born, 1775; died, 1857; Adams County, Pa. 

20 — Margaret, born November, 9th, 1775; died July 6th, 1846. 
Married Jacob Saeger, born ; died ; Allentown, Pa. 

21 — Catherine, born, 1778; died, 1875. Married Jacob Biesecker, 
Adams County, Pa. 

22 — Susan, born, 1773; died, 1872. Married Frederick Biery, Allen- 
town, Pa. 

23 — Julia, born, 1776; died, 1864 (twin). Married John Piper, born, 
; died, ; Huntington County, Pa. 

24. — Daniel, born, 1776; died January, 1864 (twin). Married Salome 
Flohr, born, ; died, ; Adams County, Pa. 

25 — Jacob, born, 1780; died, 1868. Married Earbara Hahn, born, 
; died, ; Adams County, Pa. 

26 — Maria Magdalena, born, 1778; died, . Married Jonas 

Hecker, born, 1771; died, 1842; Allentown, Pa. 

Children of John Peter, 3 — Bucks County, Pa. 

27 — Mary, born, ; died, . Married George Snyder, Ohio. 

28— Catherine, born December, 1785; died April 20th, 1864. Married 

Jacob Beisher, born, ; died, i860; Bedminster Township, 

Bucks County, Pa. 
. 2 g — Maria, born, ; died, . Married Andrew Snyder, 

born, ; died, ; Philadelphia, Pa. 

30 — Susanna, born, 1788; died, 1878. Married George Henry Statzel; 
Philadelphia, Pa. 


31 — Jacob, born, ; died, . Died unmarried; Bedminster 

Bucks County, Pa. 
32 — Peter, born February 20th, 1787; died December 23d, 1854. 

Married Mary Ott, born June 5th, 1796; died October 24th, 

1869; Bedminster County, Pa. 
Served in the war of 181 2. 

33 — Hannah, born February gth, 1795; died October 10th, 1884. Mar- 
ried Daniel Dieterly, born October 8th, 1796; died February 4th, 
1863 ; Bedminster, Bucks County, Pa. 

34 — Elizabeth, born November, 1791; died May 31st, 1871. Married 
Samuel Ott, born March 20th, 1791; died March 21st, 1857; Bed- 
minster, Bucks County, Pa. 

35 — Sarah, born April 5th, 1793; died February 1st, 1874. Married 
Samuel Kramer, born September, 1794; died December 5th, 1870, 
Rockhill, Bucks County, Pa. 

36 — Barbara, born November 12th, 1792; died July 17th, 1884. Mar- 
ried George Dieterly, born June 21st, 1788; died, 1861; Bedmin- 
ster, Bucks County, Pa. 


Children of John Jacob, 8 — Lehigh County, Pa. 

37 — Mary Magdalena, born, 1789; died, . Married Daniel 

Moyer, born, ; died, ; Mercer County, Pa. (Major 


.38 — Jacob, born March 27th, 1794; died June 2d, 1888. Married Anna 
Kern, born July 19th, 1795; died April 27th, 1879; Mickleys, Pa. 
Served in war of 1812-14. 

39 — Sarah, born December 5th, 1790; died May 20th, 1817. Married 

John Schwartz, born, ; died, ; married second wife; 

Schwartz's, Northampton County, Pa. 

40 — Anna, born March 4th, 1797; died September 28th, 1890. Mar- 
ried, first, John Youndt; second, Andrew Sheldon; Mickleys, Pa. 

41 — Joseph, born March 24th, 1799; died February 15th, 1878. Mar- 
ried, first, Cordelia Hopfeldt; second, Diana Blumer; 903 Market 
Street, Philadelphia. 

Children of Christian, 9 — Lehigh County, Pa. 

42 — Peter, born July 17th, 1797; died February 20th, 1877. Married 

Anna Butz, born March 26th, 1800; died November 29th, 1880; 

Mickleys, Pa. 
43 — Catherine, born, ; died, . Married Daniel Seigfried; 

Lehigh County, Pa. 
44— Elizabeth, born, ; died, . Married Peter Troxell, born, 

; died, ; Allentown, Pa. 

.45 — Anna, born, ; died, . Married Wasser, Lehigh County, 



46 — Magdalena, born, ; died, . Married Charles Burk- 

halter; Lower Milford, Lehigh County, Pa. 

47 — Sarah, born, ; died, . Married Hass; Mercer County- 

Children of Peter, 10 — Lehigh County, Pa. 

48 — Mary Magdalena, born April 8th, 1792; died, 18B9. Married 

Daniel Snyder; Bloomsburg Pa. 
49 — Catherine, born March, 1795; died, . Married Daniel Burk- 

halter, born, ; died, ; Clinton County, Indiana. 

50 — John, born April, 1796; died, 1796, near Hokendauqua. 

51 — Salome, bom September, 1798; died, 1867. Married John Troxell; 

Mechanicsville, Lehigh County, Pa. 
52 — Hannah, born October, 1800; died, 1881. Married, first, Joseph 

Kern; second, George Ludwig; Allentown, Pa. 
53 — Joseph, born January, 1802; died, 1852, Married Catherine 

Miller, born, ; died, ; Trexlertown, Lehigh County, Pa. 

54 — Charles, born October, 1802; died, 1878. Married Henrietta 

Fegley.born, ;died, ; Mechanicsville, Lehigh County, Pa. 

55 — Elizabeth, born October, 1805; died, 1845. Married George 

Fahler, born, ; died, ; Allentown, Pa. 

56 — Christina, born, 1808; died, 1885. Married John Peter Byle, 

born, ; died, ; Seigfried's Bridge, Pa. 

57 — Susanna, born March, 1811; living in 1892. Married Thomas 

Moyer; Tamaqua, Pa. 
58 — Esther, born September, 1815; died, . Married Stephen 

Troxell; Clinton County, Indiana. 

Children of Henry, ii — Lehigh County, Pa. 

59 — Magdalena, born, 1804; died June 21st, 1875. Married Joseph 

Seigfried, born, ; died September 26th, 1879; Waterloo,. 

N. Y. 

60 — Anna, born, 1806; died December 14th, 1882. Married John 
Deshler, born, ; died, ; Waterloo, N. Y. 


61— Edward B.,born, 1808; died, 1885. Married Catherine Troxell; 

Waterloo, N. Y. 
62 — Deborah, born, 1811; died December 10th, 1869. Married David 

Fegley, born, ; died January 14th, 1862; "Waterloo, N. Y. 

63 — William B. , born June 30th, 1813. Married Sarah Alleman, born 

May 12th, 1818; Waterloo, N. Y. 
64 — Charles, born, 1815; died, 1878. Married Margaret Frantz; 

Waverly, Iowa. 
65 — Stephen, born, 1818. Married Sarah Frantz; Le Mars, Iowa. 
66 — Thomas, born April 5th, 1820. Married Margaret Miller, born, 

; died, ; Waverly, Iowa. 

67 — James, born, 1826; died, . Unmarried; Allentown', Pa. 

Served in Mexican War, 1847. 

Children of Joseph, 13 — Lehigh County, Pa. 

68 — Mary Anna, born, ; died, . Married George Bell, born, 

; died, ; Adams County. 

69 — Sarah, born, ; died, . Married John Beisecker; Delphi, 

70 — Catherine, born December nth, 1820; died September 1st, 1873. 

Married Martin L. Miller, born December 29th, 1818; died 

December 22d, 1891, near Castletown, Adams County, Pa. 
71 — Eliza, born, ; died, . Married John Barkdsell, born, 

; died, ; Illinois. 

72 — Anna, born, ; died, . Married Benjamin Lutz, born, 

; died, ; Indiana. 

Children of John, 18 — Adams County, Pa. 

73 — John, born, 1796; died, 1882. Married Harriet Hantzleman, 
born, ; died, ; Fairfield, Pa. 

74 — Elizabeth, born, 1797; died, . Married George Diehl, born, 

; died, ; New Oxford, Adams County, Pa. 

75 — Sarah, born, 1799; died, . Married George Plank; Gettys- 
burg, Pa. 


76— Daniel, born, 1801; died, 1867. Married Eliza Walter, born, 

; died, ; Fairfield, Pa. 

77 — Hester, born, 1804; died, . Married George Plank, (second 

wife); Gettysburg, Pa. 
78— Margaret, born, 1807; died, . Married Christian Musseli- 

man, born, ; died, ; Fairfield, Pa. 

79 — David, born, 1816. Unmarried; Ortanna, Pa. 

80 — Martin, born, 1822. Married Anna Crook; Fairfield, Pa. 

81 — Harriet, born, 1828; died, 1861. Married Levi Pitzer; Ortanna, 


Children of Peter, 19 — Adams County, Pa. 

82 — Daniel, born December 8th, 1795; living in 1892. Married Eliza- 
beth Settle, born January 13th, 1796; died March 19th, 1873. 

Served in the war of 1812. Company A, Riflemen, at the 
bombardment of Fort McHenry, Waynesboro, Adams County, 

83 — Peter, born, 1797; living in 1892. Married (first) Rebecca Pitzer, 

(second) Anna Heretor, died, — — ; Cashtown, Pa. 
84 — Henry, born, 1799; died, 1890. Married (first) Rebecca Rey- 
nolds, (second) Elizabeth Rebert, (third) Elizabeth Settle, living; 

Seven Stars, Pa. 
85 — James, born, ; died, . Married Harriet Hershy, born, 

; died, ; Adams County, Pa. 

86 — Abraham, born, ; died, . Unmarried; Martin Mickley 

Homestead, Adams County, Pa. 
87 — Rebecca, born, ; died, . Married Henry Bushy; Wyatts- 

ville, Pa. 
88 — Hester, born, 1804; died, 1887. Married Nicholas Bushy, born, 

; died, . Married second, Conrad Lower, born, ; 

Hornstown, Pa. 
89 — Margaret, born, ; died, . Married Peter Hake, born, 

; died, ; York County, Pa. 

90 — Susan, born, ; died, . Married Israel Arendt, Arendts- 

ville, Pa. 


-gi — Sarah, bom, ; died, . Married Jacob Heretor; Gettys- 
burg, Pa. 

Children of Daniel, 25 — Adams County, Pa. 

92 — Elizabeth, born, 1798; died, 1889. Married Henry Walter; 

93 — Sarah, born, 1802; living in 1892 (twin). Married Abraham 
Plank; near Gettysburg, Pa. 

94 — Daniel, born, 1802; died, 1876 (twin). Married Catherine Shull, 
born, ; Cashtown, Pa. 

95 — Peter, born, 1804; died, 1862. Married Sarah Myers; Florhs, Pa. 

■96 — Jacob, born November 15th, 1806; died December gth, 1884. 
Married Mary Knause; Florhs, Pa. 

97 — John, born July 24th, 1808; died March 13th, 1S72. Married 
Elizabeth Boyer; Voltaire, York County, Pa. 

98 — Rebecca, born, 1810; died, 1889. Married John Hinman, Lan- 
caster, Pa. 

99 — Maria, born, 1812; living in 1892. Married Henry Comfort, bprn, 
; died, ; Gettysburg, Pa. 

100 — Joseph, born April 18th, 1814; died December 5th, 1883. Mar- 
ried (first) Harriet Polley, born, ; died, ; (second) Re- 
becca Biesecker, born, ; died, ; Fairfield, Pa. 

101 — Abraham, born, 1814. Married Lydia Myers, born, ; died, 

; New Salem, Ohio. 

102 — Kate, born, 1817. Married Peter Comfort, born, ; died, 

; Gettysburg, Pa. 

103 — Charles, born, 1815. Married Jane Green; Orrglen, Pa. 

104 — Eli, born, 1822; died, i860. Married Elizabeth Shull; Fred- 
erick, Md. 

105 — Augustus, born, 1825. Married Elizabeth Stover , born, ; 

Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of Jacob, 25 — Adams County. 

.1:06— -Susanna, born, 1807; died, . Unmarried, near Cashtown, 




107 — Mary Magdalena, born 1808; died November 24th, 1891. Mar- 
ried Daniel Hantzleman; Cashtown, Pa. 

108 — Hannah, born, 1811; died, . Unmarried; Cashtown, Pa. 

iog — Rebecca, born, 1808; died, . Married Samuel Bercaw. 

near Cashtown, Pa. 

no — Sarah, born, 1822; died, . Married Samuel Pettis; near 

Cashtown, Pa. 

in — Elizabeth, born, 1818; died, . Married John Trostle; near 

Cashtown, Pa. 

112 — Charlotte, born, 1815; died, . Married John Donalson; 

near Cashtown, Pa. 

113 — Ephraim, born, 1827; died, 1878. Unmarried; Adams Coun- 
ty, Pa. 

114 — Jeremiah, born, 1829; died, 1875. Unmarried; Adams Coun- 
ty, Pa. 

115 — George, born, 1824; died, 1824; Cashtown, Pa. 

116 — Julia, born, 1813; died, . Married (first) White, (second) 

Miller, (third) Wilson; Gettysburg, Pa. 

117— Daniel, born, 1816; died, 1867. Married Martha Bucher; near 
Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of Peter, 32— Bucks County, Pa. 

118 — Aaron, born, 1817; died, 1818; Bedminster, Pa. 

119 — Levi Ott, born August 7th, 1819; died, 1862. Married Lucy 
Ann Worman; Pipersville, Bucks County, Pa. 

120 — Hannah, born, 1821. Married Jacob Fackenthall, born, ; 

died, ; Doylestown, Pa. 

121 — Josiah, born, 1824. Married Elizabeth Dieterley; Bedmin- 
ster, Pa. 

122 — Amanda, born August 10th, 1827. Married William White, 
born, ; died, ; Doylestown, Pa. 

123 — Peter Ott, born, 1832. Married Lydia Ann Eckert; Margaret,. 


Children of Jacob, 38 — Mickleys, Pa. 

124 — Mary, born, 1824. Married Valentine Weaver, born, ; 

Macungie, Pa. 
125 — Rebecca, born, 1825; died November 16th, 1891. Married 

Samuel Thomas, born, ; Catasauqua, Pa. 

126 — Ephraim, born August 18th, 1826; died October gth, 1887. Mar 

ried Elizabeth A. Deshler, born, ; died, ; (no heirs.) 

127 — James W., born September 27th, 1828; died October 16th, 1880. 
Married Annie Leisnering Cooper; Catasauqua, Pa. 
Served during the Civil War, 1861-65. 
128 — Edwin, bom April 20th, 1830. Married Matilda E. Fogel, born 
October 6th, 1834; homestead, Mickleys, Pa. 

First Lieutenant, Company B, Thirty-eighth Regiment, 
Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia; Com. -Gens. Zeigel and War- 

129 — Catherine A., born, 1832; Allentown, Pa. 

130 — Eliza, born, 1834. Married Rev. David Kuntz; Lutheran 

pastor; Nazareth, Pa. 
131 — William Jacob, born September 18th, 1836; died May 16th,. 

1891. Married Lucy Keck, born, ; Alburtis, Pa. 

132 — Jane, born, 1838. Married Enoch Phillips; Pulaski City, Va. 
133 — Anna Lovina, born, September 12th 1818; died April 14th. 1823; 

Mickleys, Pa. 
134 — Francisca, born December 19th, 1824; died March 1st, 1839; 

Mickleys, Pa. 


Children of Joseph, 41 — Philadelphia, Pa. 

135 — Henry Joseph, born July 10th, 1828. Married Mary Ann Ma- 
jilton, born, ; died, ; 1329 South. Fifteenth street, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

136— Josephine C. A., born September 25th, 1830; died August 9th, 

1887. Married John J. Johnson, born, ; Thirty-eighth and 

Sansom streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 

137 — Hannah C, born July 4th, 1835. Married George Benkert, 
born, ; died, 1885; London, England. 

138 — John Jacob, born November 23d, 1836; died December 6th, 1892. 
Married Emma Lois Luther; (no heirs); Visalia, California. 

i 3 g — Sarah Julia, born July 2d, 1839. Married William C. Wilson, 
born, ; Laramie City, Wyoming. 

140 — Joseph Phillip, born May 26th, 1842; Mickleys, Pa. 

Past Assistant Engineer of the United States Navy. Served 
in Federal Navy during the Civil War, 1861-65. 

Children of Peter, 42 — Mickleys, Pa. 

141— Eliza A., born, 1818; died, 1818; Mickleys, Pa. 

142 — Thomas, born, 1819; died, 1842. Unmarried; Mickleys, Pa. 

143 — Abraham, born November 2d, 1826. Married Maria Erdman, 

born, ; Mickleys, Pa. 

144 — Franklin Peter, born March 1st, 1832. Married Sarah Butz, 

born, ; Ballietsville, Pa. 

145 — Caroline Susanna, born August 12th, 1836. Married Francis 

Levan, born, ; died, ; Coplay, Pa. 

146 — Maria A. E., born, 1839; died, 1842; Mickleys, Pa. 

147 — Alfred Thomas, born, 1842. Married Sarah Smith, born, ; 

(no heirs); Mickleys, Pa. 

Children of Joseph, 53 — Lehigh County, Pa. 

148 — David, born September 1st, 1826. Married Maria Frantz, born, 
; died, ; Ironton, Pa. 


149 — Charles, born January 27th, 1832; died October 22d, 1862. 

Married Eliza Heimbach, bom, ; died, ; Allentown, Pa. 

Captain, Company G, Forty-seventh Regiment, killed in 
action, October 22d, 1862; Franklin, South Carolina, 

150 — Amanda, born December, 1825. Married Henry Schadt, born, 

; Ruchsville, Pa. 

151 — Hannah, born January 27th, 1821. Married Ludwig Wolf, born, 

; Allentown, Pa. 

152— Catherine, born 1832. Married John Zeigler; Mechanics- 

ville, Pa. 

Children of Charles, 56 — Trexlertown, Pa. 

153 — Anna C, born August, 1830. Married John Sieger, born, ; 

died, 1890; Seigersville, Pa. 
154 — Isabella, born, 1828; died, 1830; Trexlertown, Pa. 
155 — Matthias C, born November 1st, 1832; died March 3d, 1888.. 

Married Augusta Dorr, 1873; St. Cloud, Minn. 

156 — Henry Louis, born, 1834. Married ; Hamburg, Pa. 

157 — Mary Anna, born, 1837. Married Moses Guth, born, ;. 

Guths, Pa. 

Children of Edward B., 61 — Waterloo, N. Y. 

158 — Franklin, born, 1833. Married Anna Callorn, born, ; 

Waterloo, N. Y. 
159 — Henry Clay, born, 1836. Married Mary Mountain; Mansfield, 


Fiftieth Regiment, Engineers, Civil War 1861-65, New York. 

160 — Erastus, born, 1848. Married Margaret Clement, born,. ;, 

Senaca Falls, N. Y. 
161 — Delancy, born, i860; Senaca Falls, N. Y. 

162 — Catherine B., born, ; Waterloo, N. Y. 

163 — Edson L., born, 1859; died, 1889; Waterloo, N. Y. 
164 — Edwin, born, 1839; died, 1839; Waterloo, N. Y. 


165 — Adeline, born, 1842; Waterloo, N. Y. 

j66— Frances E., born, 1856. Married William A. Mosher, Seneca 
Falls, N. Y. 

Children of William B., 62 — Waterloo, N. Y. 

167 — Bayard Taylor, born October 1st, 1850; died December 17th, 

1855; Waterloo, N. Y. 
168 — Dewitt, born June 14th, 1859; Waterloo, N. Y. 
169 — Susan J., born January 23d, 1858; Waterloo, N. Y. 
170 — Elsie Lee, born February 12th, 1852. Married Oliver Perry 

Loveridge; Waterloo, N. Y. 
,171 — Alice R., born November 12th, 1855. Married Hon. J. Erastus 

Richardson; Waterloo, N. Y. 
■172 — Georgianna, born Nov. 17th, 1857. Married Isaac Westbrook; 

Fayette County, N. Y. 
173 — Clara Belle, born October 4th, 1861; Waterloo, N. Y. 
174 — Helena, born November 26th, 1864; Waterloo, N. Y. 

Child of Charles, 64 — Iowa. 
175 — Joseph, died at five years of age. 

Children of Stephen, 65 — Iowa. 

176 — Henry, born, . Unmarried; LeMars, Iowa. 

Served in the New York Third Light Artillery, Civil War, 

177 — Hudson, born November 25th, 1846. Married Mary Frink, 

born, ; Auburn, N. Y. 

Served in New York Third Light Artillery during the Civil 

War, 1861-64. 
'178— Emma, born November 26th, 1849. Married Joseph Comine, 

born, ; Janesville, Iowa. 

J79 — Cora, born, .; LeMars, Iowa. 


Children of Thomas, 66 — Iowa. 


180 — Stephen, born November 28th, 1841. Married Sarah Miller, 

born, ; Buffalo, N. Y. 

181 — William, born September 22d, 1845. Married Kate Hatfield; 

262^ Union street, Jersey City, N. J. 
182— Francis, born February 13th, 1851. Married A. Van Nord- 

strand; Waverly, Iowa. 
184 — Jane, born May 1st, i860. Married Homer Healy; Janesville, 


Children of John, 73 — Adams County, Pa. 

'183 — Mary M. J., born, 1858. Married Samuel Bomgardner; Fair- 
field, Pa. 

186 — Harriet Rebecca, born, i860. Married Latimer Myers; Fair- 
field, Pa. 

187 — Sarah, born, 1861. Married William Culp; near Fairfield, Pa.' 

188 — John, born, 1864. Married C. C. Scott, born, ; Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

189— Emma F. S., born, 1868. Married John Trostle; Fairfield, Pa. 

Children of Daniel, 76 — Fairfield, Pa. 

190 — Daniel born, ; Fairfield. 

191— Abraham, born, ; Fairfield. 

192 — William, born, ; Fairfield. 

193 — Elizaeth, born, ; Fairfield. 

Children of Martin, 79 — Fairfield, Pa. 

194— Annie, born, . Married George Gordon, born, ; Frank- 
lin County, Pa. 

195— Ida, born, . Married Jacob Cleek; Adams County, Pa. 

1196 — Robert, born, ; Waynesboro, Pa. 


197 — Margaret, born, ; "Waynesboro, Pa. 

198 — Blanch, born, ; Waynesboro, Pa. 

Children of Daniel, 82 — Waynesboro, Pa. 

199 — Catherine, born February 20th, 1821. Married Jonas Bell,, 
born, ; Waynesboro, Pa. 

200 — Mary, born February 21st, 1825. Married Daniel Bell; Waynes- 
boro, Pa. 

201 — Sarah, born October 10th, 1824; died September 30th, 1890. 
Married George Summers; Waynesboro, Pa. 

202 — Susan, born March 26th, 1826. Married Daniel Good; Waynes- 
boro, Pa. 

203 — Peter, born January 23d, 1828; died September 4th, 1854. Mar- 
ried Margaret Gilbert, born, . 

Killed by lightning near Green Castle, Pa. 

204 — Henry, born October 10th, 1829. Married Sarah Summers; 

Franklin, County, Pa. 
205 — Elizabeth, born April 25th, 1831; died, 1863. Married George 

Stephy; Waynesboro, Pa. 
206 — Daniel, born June 18th, 1833. Unmarried; Waynesboro, Pa. 
207 — Abraham, born September 26th, 1834; died December 24th, 

1890. Married Sarah Stephy; Waynesboro, Pa. 
208 — Mary Ann, born June 30th, 1836; died, 1859. Unmarried; 

Waynesboro, Pa. 
209— John, born March 1st, 1838; died, 1863; Waynesboro, Pa. 

Killed in battle near Charlestown, Va., Seventeenth Penn- 
sylvania Cavalry. 

210 — Simon, born October 9th, 1841. Married ; Waynes- 
boro, Pa. 

Children of Peter, 83 — Cashtown, Pa. 

211— Esther, born, 1822. Married George Hagerman, born, ;. 

Cashtown, Pa. 



212 — Dorothy Rebecca, born, 1825; died, . Married Joseph 

Rebert; Cashtown, Pa. 
213 — Magdalena, born, 1827; died, . Married James Rebert; 

Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of Henry, 84 — Seven Stars, Pa. 

214 — James, born, 1828. Married Mary Hershy; near Gettysburg, 

Captain Company C, i82d Regiment, Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers. Served throughout the war, 1861-65. 

215 — Harriet, born, 1830. Married George Hershy; Gettysburg, Pa. 

Children of Daniel, 94 — Cashtown, Pa. 

216 — Jacob, born October nth, 1824. Married Eliza Pitzer, born, 

; McKnightstown, Pa. 

217 — Israel, born June 22d, 1828; died February 23d, 1862. Married 

Elizabeth Rife, Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of Peter, 95 — Florhs, Pa. 

218 — Jeremiah Marion (Rev.), born, 1836. Married Emily C. 

Chaplain of Company — , Regiment, 1861-65, in General 
Crook's command, against the Apache Indians. Pastor of the 
German Reformed Church, McKnightstown, Pa. 

219 — Hiram, born, 1837; died, 1869. Married Charlotte Mundorff; 
Gettysburg, Pa. 
Soldier in Civil War, 1861-65. 

220 — Melinda, born, 1839. Married Thomas Cover; Gettysburg, Pa. 


Children of Jacob, 96 — Florhs, Pa. 

221— Eli, born, 1843; died, 1863. Married Mary Rook; Ftmkstown, 
Franklin County, Pa. 
Soldier in Civil War, 1861-65. 

222 — William, born, . Married (first) Sarah Fritz; (second) Miss 

Lily; Columbus, Ohio. 
Served in Civil War. Six months in Libby Prison. 

223 — James, born, . Married Elizabeth Singley, born, ; Fair- 
field, Pa. 

224 — Hannah Mary, born, . Married Jessie Metz; Fairfield, Pa. 

225 — Salome, born, ; Fairfield, Pa. 

226 — Peter, born, ; died, 1862; Fairfield, Pa. 

Killed in battle, Civil War, 1861-65. 

227 — Jane, born, . Married George Hershy, born, ; Cash- 
town, Pa. 

228 — Emma, born, . Married George Shellman; Cashtown, Pa. 

229 — Rebecca, born, . Married Grant Funt; Cashtown, Pa. 

230— Minnie, born, ; died; ; Waynesboro, Pa. 

231— Lillie, born, ; Waynesboro, Pa. 

232 — Bertie, born, : Waynesboro, Pa. 

233 — Ella, born, ; Waynesboro, Pa. 

234 — Harriet, bom, . Married Joseph Bennett; Waynesboro, 


235 — Margaret, born, . Married Charles Pitzer; Waynes- 
boro, Pa. 

236 — Annie, born, ; Waynesboro, Pa. 

237 — Matilda, born, . Married George Little; Waynesboro, Pa. 

238 — George, born, ; Waynesboro, Pa. 

Children of John, 97 — Voltaire, York County, Pa. 

239 — Lavina, born November 3d, 1836. Married Joseph Reeser; 

Hale, York County, Pa. 
240 — Adam, born December 27th, 1838. Married Hannah Laird; 

Voltaire, York County, Pa. 


241 — Sarah, born February 1st, 1841; died November 4th, 1843; York 

County, Pa. 
•242 — Edward, born March 1st, 1843. Married Catherine Doll, York 

County, Pa. 
243 — Solomon, born February 27th, 1845. Married Elizabeth Baker; 

Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana. 
244 — Anna M., born March 27th, 1847; died March 1st, 1854; York 

County, Pa. 
245 — Aaron, born April 25th, 1847. Married (second) Rose Gladfelter; 

Baltimore, Md. 
246 — Charlotte, born February 27th, 1852. Married Peter Salter- 

ham; Mt. Royal, York County, Pa. 
247 — Lucinda, born May 26th, 1854. Married Peter Baublitz, Strines- 

town, Pa. 
248 — Rebecca, born June 24th, 1857. Married Peter Braum, York, 

249 — John, born April 1st, 1864; died July 3d, 1865; York, Pa. 

Children of Joseph, 100 — Fairfield, Pa. 

250 — Anna S., born July 27th 1845; died February 27th, 1846; Fair- 
field, Pa. 

251 — Urias A., born September 2d, 1839. Married Margaret 

Biesecker, born, ; Denver, Colorado. 

Served in Civil War. Six months in Libby Prison. 

252 — Elias Franklin, born March 24th, 1849. Married Mary Her- 
bert; Perth, Sumner County, Kansas. 

253 — Amos Wesley, born October nth, 1850; died October nth, 1867; 
Fairfield, Pa. 

254 — Sarah Salome, born June 22d, 1852. Married Ezra Fuss, 

255 — Charles, born, . Married Miss Forney; Belle Plain, 


256 — Henry, born, ; died, . Unmarried; Fairfield, Pa. 

257 — Naomi Elizabeth, born July 5th, 1854; died October 7, 1877. 
Married Robert Ogden; Fairfield, Pa. 


258— David Augustus, born May 29th, 1856. Married Sarah Mussle- 
man, born, ; died, ; Fairfield, Pa. 

259 — Rebecca Jane, born February 13th, 1858. Married John D. 
Brown; Fairfield, Pa. 

260 — Charles Edward, born July 10th, i860; Fairfield, Pa. 

261 — Margaret A., born August 10th, 1862. Married John A. Don- 
alson, Fairfield, Pa. 

262 — Maria Sherman, born January 8th, 1865. Married Daniel 
Stoops; Fairfield, Pa. 

263 — Anna M. C, born June 13th, 1867. Married John Wetzel; Fair- 
field, Pa. 

264 — Joseph H., born April 24th, 1875; died April 9th, 1888; Fair- 
field, Pa. 

Children of Abraham, ioi — New Salem, O. 
Nine children; all died in childhood. 

Children of Charles, 103 — Orrglen, Pa. 

265 — Samuel, born, 1843; died, 1847; Orrglen, Pa. 

266 — Lemuel, born February 1st, 1849. Married (first) Margaret A. 

Grimers; (second) Ida F. Ford; Syracuse, N. Y. 
267 — Americus Green, born January 20th, 1850. Married Henrietta 

Mickley; Cash town, Pa. 
268 — Avilla, born January 6th, 1847. Married Rev. David W. 

Wolff, born, ; died, ; Orrglen, Pa. 

Child of Eli, 104 — Frederick City, Md. 
269 — Sarah, born, ; Frederick City, Md. 

Children of Augustus, 105 — Cashtown, Pa. 

270 — Emmaline Alice, born, 1845; died, 1862; Cashtown, Pa. 
271 — John Augustus, born, 1848. Unmarried; Cashtown, Pa. 


272 — Elliot Parker, born, 1849. Married Millicent Gorden; near 
Cashtown, Pa. 

273 — Mervin O., born, 1854. Married Catherine Adams; near Cash- 
town, Pa. 

274 — Sarah, born, 1850. Married William Cover; McKnightstown, 

275— Charlotte, born, 1856. Married Charles Thorn, born, ; 

died, ; Gettysburg, Pa. 

276 — Mary E., born, 1862; Cashtown, Pa. 

277— Sherry Frederick, born, 1849; died, 1862; Cashtown, Pa. 

Child of Daniel, 117 — Cashtown, Pa. 

278 — John Alfred, born, . Married Clara Blocher; Cashtown, 


Children of Levi Ott, 118 — Bucks County, Pa. 

279 — Lucinda, born January 16th, 1817; died October 27th, 1872; 
Bedminster, Pa. 

280 — Pearson W., born November 25th, 1848. Married Mary Ever- 
hart; No. 210 Green Street, Philadelphia. 

281 — Mary E., born July 10th, 1851. Married William Sheetz, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

282 — Helena, born May 14th, 1854, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Children of Josiah, 121 — Bedminster, Pa. 

283 — Reed, born March 29th, 1857; died October, 1877; Bedminster, 

284 — Euphemia, born May 9th, 1864; died March 7th, 1886. Married 

William S. Nicholas; Bedminster, Pa. 


Children of Peter Ott, 123 — Margaret, Kansas. 

285 — Ida E., born December 22d, 1861. Married Edwin Saundersr 
La Joya, New Mexico. 

286 — Harvey, born July 27th, 1863; died January 26th, 1867; Mar- 
garet, Kansas. 

287 — Lycurgus, born May 25th, 1865; died January 12th, 1867; Mar- 
garet, Kansas. 

288 — Granville, born July 4th, 1867; died July nth, 1871; Margaret, 

289 — Mary, born April 17th, 1869; Margaret, Kansas. 

290 — Eleanor a, born April 1st, 1871. Married John M. Saunders, La 
Joya, New Mexico. 

291 — Cora, born September 27th, 1875; Margaret, Kansas. 

292 — John Jacob, born March 8th, 1876; Margaret, Lincoln County, 


Children of James W., 120 — Catasauqua, Pa. 

293 — Edith Righter, born, 1863; died, 1869; Catasauqua, Pa. 
294 — Harry Thomas, born, 1865; died, 1865; Catasauqua, Pa. 
295 — Edgar Cooper, born, 1866; died, 1869; Catasauqua, Pa. 
296 — Anna Edith, born, 1869; died, 1871; Catasauqua, Pa. 
297 — Carrie Euphemia, born, 1870; died, 1876; Catasauqua, Pa. 
298 — John Cooper, born, 1872; died, 1872; Catasauqua, Pa. 
299 — Bessie Cooper, born, 1874; died, 1877; Catasauqua, Pa. 
300 — James William, born, 1877; died, 1877; Catasauqua, Pa. 
301 — Frederick Wilhelm, Catasauqua, Pa. 
302 — Mabel Cooper, Catasauqua, Pa. 
303 — Ralph Cooper, Catasauqua, Pa. 

Children of Edwin, 128 — Mickleys, Pa. 

304 — Anna Ophelia Desdemona, Mickleys, Pa. 

305 — Lillie Ellen Eva. Married Dr. Henry Martyn Chance, 

Wayne, Pa. 
306 — Minnie Fogel, Mickleys, Pa. 
307 — John Jacob, Mickleys, Pa. 

Children of William, 131 — Alburtis, Pa. 

308 — Stella, Alburtis, Pa. 

309 — Elma Carrie, born November 16th, 1869; died May 12th, 1878; 
Alburtis, Pa. 


Children of Henry J., 136 — Philadelphia, Pa. 

310 — Albert Joseph. Married ; Newport News, Va. 

311 — Henry Jacob, Philadelphia, Pa. 
312 — Edgar Majilton, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Children of Abraham, 142 — Mickleys, Pa. 

313 — Alice M. A. Married M. Newhard; near Allentown, Pa. 
314 — Oscar Franklin. Married Jemima Schadt; Ruchsville, Pa. 
315 — Preston T. Erdman. Married Susan Long; Mickleys, Pa. 
316 — Amanda M., born, 1858; died, 1889. Married Frank J. Hen- 

ninger; near Ironton, Pa. 
317 — Joseph Benjamin. Married Laura Kohler; Coplay, Pa. 
318 — Ida Hannah. Married Oliver B. F. Breinig; near Mickleys. 
319— Franklin Peter, born September, 1S64; died, 1878; Mickleys. 
320 — Sarah Jane, born, 1866; died, 1872; Mickleys, Pa. 
321 — Edwin Abraham, born, 1868; died, 1872; Mickleys, Pa. 
322 — William John, born, 1871; died, 1872; Mickleys, Pa. 

Children of Franklin Peter, 143 — Ballietsville, Pa. 

323 — EllaC. Married Walter Bieber; Kutztown, Pa. 

324 — Annie S. Married James B. Albright; Washington, D. C. 

325 — Laura. Married AlvinHauck; Easton, Pa. 

326 — Howard, M. D. Married Margaret Koch; Ballietsville, Pa. 

327 — Charles Franklin; Allentown, Pa. 

Children of David, 147 — Ironton, Pa. 

328 — Albert Joseph. Married Emma Brader; Easton, Pa. 

329 — Frances Peter, born May 5th, 1857; died, 1857; Ironton, Pa. 

330 — Heinrich Jacob; Brainard, Minn. 

331 — Amanda Caroline. Married Frank Lucas; Catasauqua, Pa. 

332 — Urias David, born, 1855; died, 1855; Ironton, Pa. 


333 — Mary Ann E. Married John Biery; Ironton, Pa. 
334 — Crisse Drusilla, born, 1859; died, 1864; Ironton, Pa. 
335 — Ellen Jane. Married Mr. Kugler; Easton, Pa. 

Children of Charles, 148 — All en town, Pa. 

336 — Sarah Ann. Married James B. Hammersly, South Sixth Street; 

Allentown, Pa. 
337 — Winfield Scott, born June, 1848; died, 1871; Allentown, Pa. 
338 — William Deshler. Allentown, Pa. 

Captain Company , Pennsylvania Militia. 

339 — Charles Henry. Married Sarah Bohler; Allentown, Pa. 
340 — Thomas Franklin; Allentown, Pa. 
341 — Caroline. Married Nicholas Paul; Allentown, Pa. 
342 — John Heimbach, born, 1859; died, 1866; Allentown, Pa. 

Children of H. Lewis, 156 — Hamburg, Pa. 

343 — Lewis. Married Barbara Burkhalter; Hamburg, Pa. 
344 — Henrietta. Married , Nyce; Hamburg, Pa. 

Child of Franklin, 158 — Waterloo, N. Y. 
345 — Francis Wright, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Children of Henry Clay, 159 — Mansfield, Ohio. 

346 — Franklin B., Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

347 — Frederick M., Cleveland, Ohio. 

348 — Irene E. Married Rufus A. Kern, Mansfield, Ohio. 

349 — Edward B. , Mansfield, Ohio. 

350 — Clarence H., Mansfield, Ohio. 

Child of Erastus, 160 — Senaca Falls, N. Y. 
351 — Annie E., Senaca Falls, N. Y. 


Child of Stephen D., 161 — Senaca Falls, N. Y. 
352 — Henry L., Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

Children of Hudson, 177 — Auburn, N. Y. 

353 — Maud Aileen. Married D. Edward Poulein; Washington, D. C. 
354— Eva, Auburn, N. Y. 
355 — Le Roy, Auburn, N. Y. 
356 — Jessie Fay, Auburn, N. Y. 

Children of Stephen, 180 — Buffalo, N. Y. 

Children of William H., 181 — Jersey City, N. J. 

357 — Lida, Jersey City, N. J. 
358 — Lena M., Jersey City, N. J. 
359 — Herbert W., Jersey City, N. J. 
360 — Zillah L. , Jersey City, N. J. 

Child of Peter, 203 — Greencastle, Pa. 
361 — Clara, Greencastle, Pa. 

Children of Henry, 204 — Franklin County, Pa. 

362 — Daniel, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Cumberland Valley Railroad. 

363 — Lavina. Married Thomas Smith; Waynesboro, Pa. 

Children of Abraham, 207 — Waynesboro, Pa. 

364 — J. Harvey, (Rev.) Scottsdale, Pa. 

Pastor of Scottsdale Reformed Church. 


365— Daniel, Waynesboro, Pa. 
366 — Nora, Waynesboro, Pa. 
367 — Emma, Waynesboro, Pa. 

Children of Simon 210 — Waynesboro, Pa. 

368 — John, Philadelphia, Pa. 
369 — Mary, Waynesboro, Pa. 
370 — Marshall, Waynesboro, Pa. 
371 — Adelaide, Waynesboro, Pa. 
372 — Grace, Waynesboro, Pa. 
373 — Edna, Waynesboro, Pa. 
374 — Annie, Waynesboro, Pa. 

Children of James, 214 — Near Gettysburg, Pa. 

375 — Savilla. Married Jacob Sheely; Cashtown, Pa. 
376 — Lucy Ann. Married Daniel H. Deardorffi; Cashtown, Pa. 
377 — Henrietta. Married Americus G. Mickley; Cashtown, Pa. 
378 — Marietta. Married Dill Henry; Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of Jacob, 216 — McKnightstown, Pa. 

379 — Frank. Married Sarah Lohr; New Salem, Ohio. 

380 — Morgan. Married Mary Erb ; McKnightstown, Pa. 

381 — Catherine. Married John Hartman; Mumasburg, Pa. 

382 — Annie, born March nth 1857; died March 17th, 1892. Married 

Robert Myers, Table Rock, Pa. 
383 — Virginia. Married' Harvey Plank; McKnightstown, Pa. 
384 — Lydia. Married Abram Warren; McKnightstown, Pa. 

Children of Israel, 217 — Cashtown, Pa. 

385 — David. Married Mary Jane Winter; Cashtown, Pa. 

386 — Isaac. Married Ida Trostle; Cashtown, Pa. 

387 — Clara. Married William M. Rebert; Cashtown, Pa. 


Children of Rev. J. Marion, 218 — McKnightstown, Pa. 

388— Edgar Lee. Married Hannah F. Karn; McKnightstown, Pa. 
389 — Lillie Alice. Married Dr. Ephraim Shellenberger; Carlisle, 

Children of Hiram, 219 — Gettysburg, Pa. 

390 — Anna Belle. Married Rev. Reichard. 

391 — Sallie Myers, Gettysburg, Pa. 

392 — Mary Lincoln, born March 15th 1866; died, 1867; Gettysburg, 

Children of Eli, 221 — Franklin County, Pa. 

393 — Emma, born, ; died, ; Funkstown, Pa. 

394 — George, Funkstown, Pa. 
395 — Alice, Funkstown, Pa. 

Children of William, 222 — Columbus, Ohio. 

396 — Harry, Columbus, Ohio. 

397 — Cora, Columbus, Ohio. 

398 — Daniel, Columbus, Ohio. 

399 — Franklin Monroe, Columbus, Ohio. 

400 — Marietta, Columbus, Ohio. 

Children of James, 223 — Fairfield, Pa. 

401 — George Oliver, Fairfield, Pa. 

402 — Daisy Bell, Fairfield, Pa. 

403 — Effie May, Fairfield, Pa. 

404 — Margaret Kate, Fairfield, Pa. 

405 — Jane, Fairfield, Pa. 

406 — James Roy, Fairfield, Pa. 


Children of Adam, 239 — Voltaire, York County, Pa. 

407 — Mary Elizabeth. Married John Lowers; Voltaire, Pa. 
408 — Emma Jane. Married B. F. Hinkle; Voltaire, Pa. 
409 — Annie Maria. Married H. G. Miller; Voltaire, Pa. 
410 — John. Married Kate Aldinger; Voltaire, Pa. 
411 — Charles, Voltaire, Pa. 
412 — Adam, Voltaire, Pa. 
413 — Silas, Voltaire, Pa. 

Children of Edward, 240 — York, Pa. 

414 — Avilla, born July 15th, 1862; died, 1872; York, Pa. 
415 — Sarah Jane, born May 15th, 1875; died, 1872; York, Pa. 
416 — Laura. Married Paul W. Stine; York, Pa. 
417 — Savilla, York, Pa. 
418 — Israel Rush, York, Pa. 

Children of Soloman, 241 — Roanoke, Ind. 

419 — Sarah Ellen. Married Jacob Dubbs, Roanoke, Ind. 

420 — John A., bom August 31st, 1866; died, 1866; Roanoke, Ind. 

421 — Jacob C. Married Cora A. Zent; Roanoke, Ind. 

422 — Joseph E. Married Claudia Hubley; Roanoke, Ind. 

423 — Thomas F., Roanoke, Ind. 

424— Anis R., born June 1st, 1876; died, 1877; Roanoke, Ind. 

Children of Aaron, 242 — Baltimore, Md. 

425— Louise Jane. Married Fred Althen; York County, Pa. 

426 — Harry, York County, Pa. 

427— Cora, York County, Pa. 

428 — Harvey, York County, Pa. 

429 — Carrie, York County, Pa. 

430 — Daisy, York County, Pa. 


431 — Alberta, Baltimore, Md. 
432 — Charles, Baltimore, Md. 
433 — Anna, Baltimore, Md. 

Children of Urias, 250 — Denver, Colo. 

434— Melvin, Denver, Col. 
435 — Grant, Denver, Col. 

Children of Elias, 251 — Perth, Kansas. 

436 — Wesley Alexander, Perth, Sumner County, Kan. 

437 — Elmer Elsworth, Perth, Kan. 

438 — John Joseph, Perth, Kan. 

439 — Frank Ferdinand, Perth, Kan. 

Children of David A., 257 — Fairfield, Pa. 

440 — Cora May, Seven Stars, Pa. 
441 — Mary Alberta, Seven Stars, Pa. 
442 — Bertha Bell, Seven Stars, Pa. 
443 — Eva Grace, Seven Stars, Pa. 
444 — Fannie Delta, Seven Stars, Pa. 

Children of Lemuel, 265, Adams County, Pa. 

445 — Golden Mildred, Syracuse, N. Y. 
446 — Roland Earle, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children of Americus G., 266 — Cashtown, Pa. 

447 — Clarence, Cashtown, Pa. 
448 — Arthur, Cashtown, Pa. 
449 — Clarice, Cashtown, Pa. 
450 — Sallie, Cashtown, Pa. 
451 — Stella, Cashtown, Pa. 


Child of Elliot P., 271— Cashtown, Pa. 
452— Mitchell Stover, Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of Mervin O., 272 — Cashtown, Pa. 

453 — Anna May, near Cashtown, Pa. 
454— Cora E., Cashtown, Pa. 
455 — Bertha K., Cashtown, Pa. 
456 — Robert Eugene, Cashtown, Pa. 
457 — Millie Irene, Cashtown, Pa. 
458— Mary Edith, Cashtown, Pa. 
459 — Roy Augustus, Cashtown, Pa. 
460 — John Oscar, Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of John A., 277 — Cashtown, Pa. 

461 — Maud, Cashtown, Pa. 
462 — Guy, Cashtown, Pa. 
463 — Nora, Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of Pearson N., 279 — Philadelphia, Pa. 

464 — Charles Levi, born March 13th, 1877; died, 1879; Philadelphia, 

465 — Samuel Augustus, born February 13th, 1879; died, 1884; Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

466 — Annie E., born, 1885; died, 1886; Philadelphia, Pa. 

467 — Katie E., born, 1887; died, 1887; Philadelphia, Pa. 

468 — Pearson, born, 1890; died, 1890; Philadelphia, Pa. 

469 — Thomas Edward, Philadelphia, Pa. 

470 — Elizabeth Grace, Philadelphia, Pa. 


Children of Oscar F., 314 — Ruchsville, Pa. 

471 — Eva H. , Ruchsville, Pa. 

472 — Thomas B., Ruchsville, Pa. 

473 — Edwin A., Ruchsville, Pa. 

474 — Ida May, Ruchsville, Pa. 

475 — Helen Margaret, Ruchsville, Pa. 

476 — L. Annie M., Ruchsville, Pa. 

477 — Daniel R. , Ruchsville, Pa. 

Children of Preston T., 315 — Mickleys, Pa. 

478 — Ella M., Mickleys, Pa. 
479— Marcus W., Mickleys, Pa. 
480 — Howard Lev an, Mickleys, Pa. 

Child of Joseph B., 317 — Coplay, Pa. 
481 — Irene, Coplay, Pa. 

Children of Albert Joseph, 328 — Easton, Pa. 

482 — James Garfield, Easton, Pa. 
483 — Irwin, Easton, Pa. 
484 — Edward, Easton, Pa. 
485 — Mary E. , Easton, Pa. 


Child of Franklin B., 346 — Seneca Falls, N. Y. 
486— Harold, Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

Children of Franklin, 379 — New Salem, O. 

487 — Henry William, New Salem, O. 
488 — Samuel Jacob, New Salem, O. 
489 — Calvin, New Salem, O. 

Children of Morgan, 380 — McKnightstown, Pa. 

490 — Virginia, McKnightstown, Pa. 
491 — Daisy, McKnightstown, Pa. 

Children of David, 384 — Cashtown, Pa. 

492 — Blanch Elizabeth, Cashtown, Pa. 
493 — Maud Catherine, Cashtown, Pa. 

Children of Isaac, 385 — Cashtown, Pa. 

494 — Edna, Cashtown, Pa. 

495 — Elizabeth Grace, Cashtown, Pa. 

Child of Edgar, 387 — McKnightstown, Pa. 
496 — William Lee, McKnightstown, Pa. 

Child of John, 411 — York, Pa. 
497 — Gertrude, York, Pa. 


Additional Names too late for Classification : 


Children of C. Matthias, 154 — St. Cloud, Minn. 

498 — Edward G., born June 18th, 1872; died, July 16th, 1875; St. 

Cloud, Minn. 
499— Lewis J., St. Cloud, Minn. 
500— Clara G., St. Cloud, Minn. 
501 — Arthur P. J., St. Cloud, Minn. 
502 — Matthias F., St. Cloud, Minn. 


The following is a summary of the number of descend- 
ants of John Jacob, in the different generations, as given 
in the preceding catalogue : 

First Generation 7 names. 









Total 503 



The following is a list of the descendants of John 
Jacob Mickley in the different generations, who served in 
the wars of the United States, as patriots, officers and 


John Jacob (No. i). A patriot. He conveyed the State House bell 
(the old Liberty'Bell) from Philadelphia to Allentown, and gave 
the use of his horses and wagons to the Continental Army. 

John Martin (No. 2). A soldier. Was in the battle of German- 
town, October 4th, 1777. 

John Peter (No. 3). A fifer. Was in the battle of Germantown, 
October 4th, 1777. He Served throughout the whole of the 
Revolutionary War. 



John Jacob (No. 8). A soldier. Went with State militia to the 
western part of the State in June, 1794. Washington disbanded 
the army. 

WAR OF 1812. 

Peter (No. 32). A soldier. 

Jacob (No. 38). A soldier. Served in Captain Ruhe's Company, 
Marcus Hook. He was also commissioned Second Lieutenant 


of a troop of cavalry within the bounds of the Sixty-eighth Regi- 
ment of the Militia of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 
Second Brigade, Seventh Division of the Militia, composed of 
Counties of Northampton, Pike and Lehigh; by Governor 
Joseph Hiester, August 20th, 1821, until August 3d, 1828. 
Daniel (No. 82). A soldier. Company A Riflemen, at bombard- 
ment of Fort McHenry, September 13, 1814. 

MEXICAN WAR, 1846-47. 
James (No. 67). A soldier. 

THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-65. 

James W. (No. 127). Union Army. Company D, Eighth Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, 1862. 

Edwin (No. 128). Union Army. First Lieutenant, Company B, 
Thirty-eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, 1863. 

Charles (No. 149). Union Army. Captain Company G, Forty- 
seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Killed in battle of 
Pocotaligo bridge, near Franklin, South Carolina, 1862. 

Joseph Philip (No. 140). United States Navy. Appointed Acting 
Third Assistant Engineer (cadet), March 28th, 1864, by Gideon 
Welles, Secretary of the United States Navy, under President 
Abraham Lincoln. 

During the war he did duty on the U. S. S. "Coeur-de-Lion," 
Potomac Flotilla, on the Potomac, Rappahannock, James, York 
and other rivers, with base of supplies at Belle Plain, during 
the battle of the Wilderness. July 14th, 1865, U. S. S. " Mus- 
coota,'' Gulf Squadron. On U. S. S. "Yucca" for purpose of 
wrecking U. S. S. " Jacinto" during the yellow fever epidemic 
on board ship. There were only two officers on duty for three 
days — Messrs. Mickley and Durand. October 13th, 1866, U. S. 
S. " Resaca," from Portsmouth, N. H., on a trip around South 
America via Strait of Magellan to join the North Pacific Squad- 
ron, and thence from San Francisco to Russian America (now 


Alaska) to freeze out yellow fever, and assist in receiving the 
country from Russia, which was purchased March 20th, 1871. 

Commissioned Second Assistant Engineer (master), by Presi- 
dent U. S. Grant, December 30th, 1871. Ordered to U. S. S. 
Monitor " Terror " Gulf Squadron. January 25th, 1873, ordered 
North in charge of prisoners sentenced by General Court Mar- 
tial, and delivered them to the Commandant of the Navy Yard, 
New York. April 8, 1873, U. S. S. "Lackawanna" Asiatic 
Squadron; joined her at Shanghai, China. On December 24th, 
U. S. S. "Ashuelot" visited Japan, China, Cochin China, 
Singapore and Siam, 1,300 miles up the Yang-Tse River, China, 
being the first American vessel to visit the port of Ichang, 350 
miles beyond the treaty port of Hankow. February 24th, 1874, 
commissioned Assistant Engineer (junior lieutenant) by Presi- 
dent U. S. Grant. 

April 29th, 1877, Iron clad "Wyandotte" Navy Yard, "Wash- 
ington, D. C, ordered with the Monitors "Passaic" and 
" Montauk," to protect the Treasury Department during the 
railroad riots of 1877. He passed through epidemics of yellow 
fever, cholera, smallpox on four cruises and escaped from the 
fatal disease in each instance. Commissioned as Passed As- 
sistant Engineer (lieutenant) by President R. B. Hayes. 

October 18th, 1878, ordered to U. S. S. " Ticonderoga " on a 
special cruise around the world in the interest of commerce. Re- 
newed treaties with Zanzibar, Arabia and Birmah, and at- 
tempted to open Corea. Commodore Shufeldt, returning to 
Corea for that purpose. September 20th, 1884, U. S. S. "Pow- 
hatan" on special coast service. November 6th, 1886, U. S. S. 
" Yantic " with Home Squadron. January 7th, 1891, on Dyna- 
mite Cruiser "Vesuvius." On March 20th, 1891, ordered to the 
Dispatch vessel ' ' Fern " on special duty. 

Henry Clay (No. 151). Union Army. Fiftieth Regiment, En- 
gineers, New York Volunteers, 1861-65. 

Henry (No. 176). Union Army. Third Light Artillery, New York, 

Hudson (No. 177). Union Army. New York Third Artillery Vol- 
unteers, 1861-65. 


James (No. 214.) Union Army. Captain Company C, i82d Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65. 

J. Marion (No. 218). Chaplain and staff officer. Under special 
orders and in different commands. In the Army of the Potomac 
(except the battle of Gettysburg); was at that time with a de- 
tachment in North Carolina. His last service was in connection 
with General Sheridan's expedition through the South. He 
helped to man the regular forts along the Rio Grande River. 
Stationed at Fort Brown, Texas; lost two horses in battle dur- 
ing the war. In 1873-74 was under General Crook against the 
Apache Indians, in lower California and Arizona. 

Hiram (No. 219). Union Army. Two Hundred and Ninth Penn- 
sylvania Regiment of Infantry; joined Ninth Army Corps. He 
participated in the retaking of " Fort Hell" before Petersburg, 
Va. , in the last year of the war, 1861-65. 

John (No. 209). Union Army. Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry. 
Killed in battle near Charlestown, Va. 

Eli (No. 221). Union Army. Soldier, 1861-65. 

William (No. 222). Union Army. Soldier. Six months in Libby 

Peter (No. 226). Union Army. Killed before having been in battle. 


William Deshler (No. 338). Captain Company B, Pennsylvania 
Militia. Served duty at Homestead, Pa., August, 1892. 

European Genealogy. 



(D'ftrJs des documents authentiques.) 

Les Enfants de Jehan Michelet — Le Masson, 1444. 

1 — Jean Michelet, le boucher invests de l'order de Saint- 
Michel par Louis XI, 1471, Seigneur de Beauval, Departement 
de la Somme. 

2 — Antoine Jacques Michelet. Seigneur d'lnterville, President 
an Parlement de Rouen, 1596, portant les memes armories que 
les Seigneurs de Beauval. 

3 — Anne Michelet de Beauval, epousa en 1615, Charles de la Ville 
Auffrai, Baron de Paynel-Mercy. 

4 — Claude, hoste a la Rochelle daus la rue Princerie a Metz, 1482. 

5 — Etienne, le Bolangier, 1542. 

6 — Claude, l'escripvain, 1565. 

7 — Jacques on Jacquemin, escripvain, 1576; clerc, 1579; receveur, 
1587; commis du tresorier du Roy, 1593, morte, 1610; premiere 
femme, Suzanne Joly, morte, 1584, seconde femme Suzanne 

8 — La Soeur Marguerite, femme de Claude Estienne, 1572. 



Les Enfants de Jacques, No. 7 — De sa premiere femme 
Suzanne Joly. 

9 — Jacques, baptized 14th October, 1576; ancien, morte, 30th of 

October, 165 1. 
10 — Susanne, baptized 18th of January, 1579, ep. Michel Persode de 

11 — Pierre, baptized 20th of Juin, 1582; pasteur, morte, 6th of Mars, 

1632. De son epousa Marie, fille de Daniel Lenoir, Seigneur de 

Meis, morte le 19th of Juin, 1626, el ent un fils. 
12 — Paul, baptized 16th of December, 1584, diacre, fermier des 

moulins de la ville, epousa Anne, fille de Josue Pillon, receveur 

des deniers de la bullette. De sa seconde femme, Suzanne 

13 — Daniel, baptized 20th of September, 1592; epousa Marie fille de 

Daniel Collin, pratician du palais. 
14 — Samuel, baptized 22d of Juillet, 1598. 
15 — Esther, baptized 23d of Mars, 1603, morte venue de David de 

la Cloche, 8th of Avril, 1661. 


Le Fils de Pierre, No. ii. 
16 — Gedeon, Marchand, Seigneur. 

Les Enfants de Paul, No. 12. 

17 — Paul, baptized the 5th of September, 1617. Emigres en Nor- 
vege, 1644; Lieutenant, 1644; Major, 1658; Starb. 1659. 

18— Jacques, baptized the 7th Avril, 1619. Emigres en Norvege, 


Les Enfants de Daniel, No. 13. 

19 — Daniel, baptized the 18th of December, 1615; morte, 21st of 

Juin, 1659, or firve; epousa Judith fille de David de la Cloche, 

or firve. 
20 — Esther, baptized the 20th of January, 1619; morte fille, 12th 

of Mai, 1684. 
21 — Jacques, baptized the 29th of December, 1623; morte, 8th of 

October, 1685, teinturier, diacre. 
22 — Suzanne, baptized the gth of Mai, 1627; morte, Fevr. 20th, 1668. 


Le Fils de Gedeon, No. 16. 

23 — Pierre, baptized the 21st of December, 1657; morte, 1699. 
Colonel des milices, emigre a Berlin, 1685. 

Les Enfants de Daniel, No. 19. 

24 — Daniel, baptized the 21st of November; 1649; morte, 29th of 

November, 1670. 
25 — Suzanne, nee the 24th of December, 1653; morte, 1711. Refugee 

avec son Mari Quien a Berlin. 

Les Enfants de Jacques, No. 21. 

26— Anne, nee the 19th of Fevr., 1619; morte, 1681. Veuve Dubois. 
27 — Pierre, 1652. Mercier, diacre. 

28— Jacques, baptized the 16th of- Fevr., 1661. Teinturier. 
29— Louis, nee the 17th of December 1675. Marchand. apres pas- 
teur a Zweebrucken, epousa Suzanne Mangeot a Zweebriicken. 



La Fille de Pierre. 
30 — Judith, morte, 1702, a Berlin. 

La Fille de Pierre, No. 23. 
31 — Anne, nee the 28th of January, 1682, epousa de David Girard. 

Les Enfants de Louis, No. 24. 

32 — Jean Jacques, nee 1697; morte Aout. 18th, 1769, a Zweebrucken, 
emigre, 1733, de Zweebrucken en Amerique. Epousa Elizabeth 
Barbara Burkbalter, morte, August, 1769. Whitehall, Pa. 

33 — Jeanne, nee the 15th of November, 1699, a quitte Metz, 1708, 
avec la Comtesse de Nassau. 

34 — Barbe, 16th of November, 1702. 

35 — Marie, nth of December, 1703. 

Refugee de Metz, a Berlin, ou elle epousa Pierre Perrin. 

36 — Louis, 8th of December, 1705: morte, 1766. Emigre de Metz a 
Berlin 1720. 

37 — Pierre, 21st of December, 1710. 

Les enfants de Louis, No. 24 — Jean, Louis, Pierre, Barbe, 
Marie passent a Metz, en 1715, an protestantisme, comme leurs 
parents l'avient fait en 1699. 



Louis Michelet, No. 36. 

Arrive k Berlin avec David Girard le neveu de son pere, pour 
•Stre apprenti dans la Societe pour la fabrication des Soireries Girard, 
Michelet et Companie, y entra plus tard comme associe. La raisoa 
de commerce estrestee pendant trois generations dans la famille: 

Les Enfants de Louis, No. 36. 

38 — Louis, nee nth of Juin, 1736; morte, 17th of Juillet, 1800. 

39 — Marie Francoise, nee 15th of Aout., 1738; morte, 10th Fevre., 

1796. F-pousa Baudouin. 
40— Pierre, nee 24th October, 1741; morte, 9th Fevre., 1787. Officer 

de hussards sous Frederic II. 
41 — Robert David, nee 22d Juin, 1744; morte, 20th November, 1802. 

Associe de la fabrique de soirie. 


Les Enfants de Louis, No. 38. 

42— Madelaine, nee 24th Mai, 1764; morte, 18th Janvier, 1839. 
43— Marie Susanne, nee 15th Mai, 1765; morte, 13th October, 1780. 
44— Louis, nee 1st Mars, 1775; morte, 6th F6vre., 1841. £pousa 

45— Henrietta, nee 17th Mars, 1776; morte, 18th Fevre, 1844. Veuve 

de Ed. Jordan. 


Les Enfants de Robert David, No. 41. 

46 — Louis, nee 5th October, 1773; morte, 23d September, 1808. 

47 — Henri, nee 1778; morte, nth Avr., 1803. Jurisconsulte. 

48 — Auguste, nee 1780; morte, 24th Juin, 1858. Rentier. 

49 — Edoward, nee 14th September, 1788. Capitaine pendant la guerre 

de 1813-15. 
50 — Manon. 

51 — Jenny. Epousa Mr. Bock. 
52 — Pauline. 


Les Enfants de Louis, No. 44. 

53 — Charles Louis, nee 4th December, 1801. Professeur de Philo- 
sophic & l'Universite. Premiere epousa, Marie Scholz, nee 18th 
December, 1813 ; morte, Mai 14th, 1864. Deuxieme epousa, 
Jenny Vallon nee 3d Julliet, 1839; morte, 1886. No. 16 Bur- 
graffen Strasse, Berlin, Germany. 

54 — Carline, nee 4th Janvr, 1803. Epousa Poppe. 

55 — Victoire, nee 18th Mai, 1813; morte, 18th Mars, 1872. Epousa 

Les Enfants de Louis, No. 46. 

56— Emilie, nee 28th December, 1800. IJpousa legraveur Thieme. 

57 — Anne, nee 1st October, 1802. Epousa Platz. 

58 — Elizabeth, n6e 21st December, 1803. Epousa le Confiseur 

59 — Louis, nee 3d Fevr. , 1805 morte, environ 1876. Pelletier. 



Les Enfants de Charles Louis, No. 53. 

60 — Paul, ne 18th Decembre, 1835. Medicin a Dresden. 

61 — Jenny, nee 3d Novembre, 1850. Epousa le Dr. Diinwald, fils. 

62 — Charles, ne 24th Avr. , 1854. Epousa Anna Michelet veuve. 

Medecin &, Berlin. 
63 — Louisa, ne'e 14th Octobre, 1868. Epousa Adolph Gertz. 
64 — George, ne 14th Octobre, 1870; Berlin. 
65 — Helene, nee 16th September, 1873. 
66 — Eugene, ne 25th Mai, 1878; morte, 16th Mai, 1883. 

Les Enfants de Louis, No. 58. 

67 — Louis, ne 24th Juin, 1833; morte, 24th Septembre, 1879. 
Courtier, agent de change. 

68— Paul, ne 26th Octobre, 1835. Pelletier. 

6g — Richard, ne 28th Mars, 1810. Banquier. 

70 — Marianne, nee 5th Decembre, 1841. Epousa le conseiller munici- 
pal Haalk. 

ills ont tous famille. 


Les Enfants de Paul, No. 59. 

71— Paul, ne 10th Juin, 1866. Dresden 
72— Marie, nee 7th Fevr., 1870. Dresden. 
73 — Ilse, nee 13th Avril, 1872. Dresden. 



Paul Michelet, No. 17. 

74 — Johann, 1650; bis gth Marz, 1716. Hauptmann. 
75 — Christian Frederick, 5th Marz, 1697; bis 30th Jarmn., 1769. 
Oberst Lieutenant. 


Children of Christian, No. 74. 

76 — Jorgen, 1st Juni, 1742; bis 26th February, 1818. General. 
77 — Militar. 
78 — Militar. 
79 — Militar. 
80 — Geislicher. 

81 — Johann Wilhelm Geislicher, 13th November, 1753; bis 27th 
December, 1805. 


Children of Johann W., No. 79. 

82 — Christian Frederick, 7th December, 1792; bis 13th Mai, 1874. 
General in Fredericks Stadt. 


9 1 

'83 — Simon Themstrop, 6th December, 1793; bis gth November, 1879. 
Officier, dann General-Einnehmer. 

84— Kaufmann. 

85 — Land-EigenthOmer. 

86 — Johann Wilhelm, geboren 2d November, 1805. 

Hauptmann, dann Steuer-Beamter. 


Children of Christian, No. 80. 

87 — Rechts-gelehrter. 
88 — Rechts-gelehrter. 

8g — George V., Ramel-Michelet. Oberst Lieutenant. 
-90— Adelheid, Ehemann, Saxlund, Ryfoged in Friedrich's Halle. 
Zwei Enkel des Generals sind Krieger. 

Child of Simon Themstrup, No. 81. 
■91 — Hauptmann, in Drontheim. 


The following is a summary of the number of descendants of 
Jean Michelet of Metz, in the different generations as given in the 
preceeding catalogue: 

First Generation --- 8 names. 

Second " 7 " 

Third " -- 6 " 













Fourth Generation _ -. 2 names. 

Fifth " _ 6 " 

Sixth " 5 

Seventh " 5 " 

Norwegein branch _ _ _ 18 " 

German " 73 " 





The Late Joseph J. Mickley, 





J. Bunting 




Joseph J. Mickley. 

NOT many years ago there were several substantial 
old houses standing on the north side of Market 
street, east of Tenth, in the city of Philadelphia. These 
structures, which then wore an air of respectable old age, 
have been in recent years either totally destroyed or so 
extensively altered that the serene atmosphere of anti- 
quated gentility no longer lingers about their busy ex- 

On a morning in April, 1869, the present writer had 
occasion to call at one of these buildings — No. 927. Sev- 
eral broad and weather-stained marble steps led up to an 
old-fashioned doorway, where the modern bell-pull and 
the antique brass knocker contended for recognition. 
Alike rusty as these were, it became a problem as to 
which would best secure communication with the interior. 
While the matter still seemed indefinite, it was set at rest 
by the advice of an obliging street urchin, who volun- 
teered his information with appropriate brevity and 

" Try the door. If it's loose, Daddy Mickley's home, 
sure. If it's locked, 'taint no use of knockin', for he's 

Thus instructed, I tried the door. It happened to be 


" loose," and ushered me into a long dark entry, at the 
farther end of which a wide flight of heavy oak stairs led 
to the upper rooms in the rear of the building. Among 
these rooms, one of the first to be reached was evidently 
a workshop; and here was encountered the only living 
being as yet visible in the spacious old mansion. Upon 
entering, I was met by a dignified and placid old gentle- 
man, whose appearance was very much in keeping with 
the house in which he dwelt. He was quite evidently of 
the old school, and his pleasant voice gave me an old- 
school welcome. A fine broad forehead rested above a 
pair of the most kindly eyes that can be imagined, and 
belonged to a splendidly-shaped head, which was totally 
bald, save for a slight fringe of white hairs about either 
temple. The mouth was, in its expression, even more 
prepossessing than the eyes, and the whole bearing of 
the old gentleman — who had evidently reached his three- 
score and ten, but who, as was equally apparent, carried 
the warmth and vigor of youth still with him — was calcu- 
lated to please and impress the least observant visitor. 

The late Joseph J. Mickley comprised qualities at 
once more attractive and more unusual than are often 
met with in one person. He was distinguished through- 
out the world, during more than a generation, for the 
diligence and success of his numismatic researches, and 
his collection of rare coins was for a long time the most 
valuable in this country. As a collector of scarce books 
and autographs he was hardly less noted or less successful. 
But in Philadelphia he was most of all admired for his 


delightful social qualities and his extensive information 
on a surprising variety of topics. During forty years his 
house was a rendezvous for a numerous group of special- 
ists — not alone in his own favorite pursuits, which, indeed, 
were both many and diverse, but in any and every de- 
partment of art or learning. Coin-hunters, autograph 
dealers, historical students, philosophers, musical instru- 
ment-makers, noted performers, and performers of less 
note, all the way down to " scratch-clubs," were his con- 
stant visitors for years. It is probable that no private 
house in Philadelphia has entertained a greater number of 
intellectually distinguished people than the old mansion 
just referred to, where Mickley resided from 1842 to 1869. 
Musical celebrities from every country hastened to make 
his acquaintance, and such was the magnetism of his per- 
sonality that acquaintances thus formed seem never to 
have been lost sight of by either host or guest. During 
his European tour, which lasted from 1869 to 1872, the 
then venerable traveler was continually meeting friends 
among persons who had called upon him at various times, 
dating back in one case as long before as 1820. They 
always appeared to have known beforehand of his coming, 
and he always remembered them and the circumstances 
under which he had first met them. 

The social reunions at Mickley's were informal to the 
last degree, and the accommodations correspondingly 
primitive. They usually took place in his workshop. 
Crazy stools or empty piano boxes generally served for 
seats. The surrounding furniture comprised barrels, 


cases and chests, filled to overflowing with the host's ever- 
increasing antiquarian treasures. If a quartette were 
assembled — and many times the musical party was en- 
larged to a quintette or a septette — an adjournment was 
necessary to a room less crowded, but equally sparse 
of conventional furniture. 

Mr. Mickley was always happy to join in these im- 
promtu musical assemblies, when occasion offered, al- 
though performing music was one of the few things 
which he never succeeded in doing well. He invariably 
played the viola on these occasions — perhaps, as Schindler 
hints about Beethoven, because indifferent playing on the 
viola is not so noticeable as on other instruments. As 
was to have been expected from so pronounced an anti- 
quarian, he had small sympathy for modern music. He 
even rebelled against the gentle innovations of Men- 
delssohn, contending, not without an approach to accurate 
judgment, that Haydn and Mozart had completely covered 
the field of chamber music. While in the midst of nu- 
merous and always congenial pursuits during his long life,, 
quartette playing remained a favorite pastime of very 
many days in very many years. 

Mr. Mickley's intellect was so many-sided and so evenly 
balanced that it is difficult to name his predominant bias. 
It is very nearly safe, however, to say that this was his 
historic faculty. In the writings, still chiefly unprinted, 
which were left behind him, he was at once the most 
minute and the most compact of historians. Emerson 
never condensed his rare thoughts into smaller compass, 


not even in his " English Traits," than Mr. Mickley has 
condensed his facts and observations. There is a small 
pamphlet extant, the manuscript of which was read by 
him in 1863, on the occasion of the centennial anniversary 
of a noted Indian massacre in Northampton County, 
Pennsylvania, where several of his ancestors perished. It 
contains historic material enough for a volume. To indi- 
cate his early passion for amassing reliable data, the same 
sketch shows that a portion of its facts had been obtained 
while he was still a boy, from then aged eye witnesses ot 
the affair, nearly fifty years before its story was thus put 
into permanent shape. 

He mastered the Swedish language, after having 
passed his seventieth year, chiefly that he might write a 
correct history of the first settlement of Swedes on the 
Delaware River below Philadelphia. At the age of 
seventy-two he spent several months in Stockholm, the 
capital of Sweden, and while there placed himself in 
communication with every prominent librarian of the 
country, besides scholars in Denmark, Holland, and Ger- 
many. He personally inspected a great mass of docu- 
ments and ancient volumes. Yet the result of all this is 
contained in a manuscript of less than thirty large folio 
pages, literally crowded with invaluable data. This was 
read before the Historical Society of the State of Dela- 
ware in 1874. It has never been put in type, and is 
almost wholly made up of material which has no existence 
elsewhere in the English language. 

A single instance will serve to show the minuteness 


and persistence of his investigations. In one of the 
public libraries of Stockholm Mickley discovered an 
ancient Dutch manuscript signed by Peter Minuit. No 
scholar within reach could master its contents. The 
private secretary of the Ambassador from Holland, who 
was appealed to, asserted beforehand that he " could read 
anything that ever was written in Dutch." Yet, after a 
long inspection, he frankly owned his inability to de- 
cipher a single word of it. Mr. Mickley was determined 
to ascertain the contents. As the document could not be 
bought at any price, and could not even be removed over 
night from its place of keeping, he caused photographs to 
be taken of it. One such copy was sent to a very learned 
acquaintance in Amsterdam, and another to a noted 
scholar at Leipsic. In the course of subsequent travels 
he found accurate translations awaiting him from both 
sources. The importance of the manuscript in this con- 
nection will be the more appreciated when it is remem- 
bered that Peter Minuit commanded the first expedition 
ever sent to the shores of the Delaware River. 

Being thus by nature an historian, it is but natural 
that Mr. Mickley should have left behind him ample 
materials for telling the story of his own life. From 
these we learn that the family name was originally Mich- 
elet. It dates back to the French Huguenots who, after 
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, settled in Zwei- 
briicken, a German province. The first foothold of the 
family in this country was established in that portion of 
Pennsylvania which has for more than a century been 


thickly peopled by that enlightened and art-fostering 
sect, the Moravians. It was from the Moravian influence 
that Joseph J. Mickley first experienced a fondness for 
music and its appropriate artistic surroundings. He was 
born March 24th, 1799, at South Whitehall, a township 
then in Lehigh County, but originally comprised in 
Northampton. At the age of seventeen he went to 
Philadelphia as apprentice to a piano-maker. At that 
time the method of building a piano-forte was as different 
from the advanced art of these days as was the instru- 
ment itself. The piano-maker had then to work from the 
legs upward. His necessary duties demanded knowledge 
which is now distributed among several entirely distinct 
sets of artificers. That young Mickley satisfactorily 
completed his apprenticeship may be inferred from two 
facts: he started in business for himself in August, 1822, 
and in October, 1831, the Franklin Institute awarded him 
a prize for skill in the manufacture of pianos. 

From this time on, his business life, though of long 
duration, was uneventful, and may be summed up in very 
few words. From his original starting place at No. 67 
North Third street, he removed, four years later, to a 
store on the site now occupied by a portion of the pub- 
lishing house of J. B. Lippincott Company. Here he re- 
mained until 1842, and then established himself in the 
building mentioned at the beginning of this article, where 
he continued to live until the final closing up of his 
business in 1869. 

It does not appear that Mr. Mickley was' ever actively 


engaged in the manufacture of piano-fortes. He con- 
tinued, however, to tune pianos to the end of his life; and 
it is reported that he could never be induced to alter his 
terms from the original fee of one dollar, which was 
customary forty years ago. He also became noted far 
and wide as a repairer of violins and other stringed in- 
struments. At one time, a violin which had belonged to 
George Washington, was sent to him for this purpose. 
Ole Bull, who happened to be in town at the time, hearing 
of the circumstance, hastened to the shop for the pur- 
pose of examining and playing upon the historic instru- 
ment. Mickley also became an authority in regard to 
the value and authenticity of these instruments, although 
he never indulged in the passion of making collections in 
this field. His minuteness of observation was frequently 
manifested. While stopping at Venice in 1870 he notes 
down in his diary, "A man came to the hotel with some 
violins for sale. Among them was a Hieronymus Amati. 
It was a good one, but the head and neck were not 
genuine." At another time, a violin was sent to his place 
from a distant locality for repairs. The instrument was 
preceded by a lengthy letter beseeching his special care 
for its welfare, and setting forth in extravagant terms its 
great intrinsic value and its peculiarly interesting "be- 
longings." Anticipating a treasure, Mr. Mickley sent for 
some violin connoisseurs to enjoy with him a first sight of 
the precious instrument. On opening the express pack- 
age a very worthless "fiddle" was revealed. After the 


laugh had gone round, he said drily, " I think the value 
of this must be in its ' belongings.' " 

In the old house on Market Street, Mr. Mickley was 
not alone popular among prominent people from afar. 
He was equally loved by his neighbors on all sides. 
Many of the more unconventional of these knew him best 
by the familiar title of " Daddy." To the better educated 
class of young musicians he was almost as much a father 
as a friend. Nor were his close friendships confined to 
the young. Among his most steadfast admirers was an 
old bachelor German musician by the name of Plich. 
Herr Plich was a piano teacher, and it was under his 
tuition that the afterward favorite prima-donna, Caroline 
Richings made her first public appearance as a pianist in 
1847. This old teacher induced Mickley to take him as a 
boarder, and he lived for a number of years in one of the 
upper back rooms of No. 927. One night a fire broke out 
in a building directly contiguous with the rear of the Mick- 
ley mansion. There was great consternation, of course, 
and busy efforts on the owner's part to gather together 
the manifold contents of his treasure-house. When all 
had been at length secured in a place of safety, he be- 
thought himself of Herr Plich. Hastening to the upper 
room, he discovered the old man in a state of semi-in- 
sanity, marching up and down the apartment, and carry- 
ing in his hands only a valuable viola. So confused was 
he with fright that main force was required to get him 
out of the room. After seeing him safely out of the front 
door, Mickley went back and secured a considerable sum 



of paper money which had been totally overlooked for the 
sake of the beloved viola. Plich at his death bequeathed 
the viola to Mickley, and it was the only instrument which 
the latter always refused to part with during his lifetime. 
The entire savings of Plich were also left in trust to 
Mickley, to be distributed for such charitable objects as 
he should consider most worthy, and for about twenty- 
seven years Mr. Mickley carefully administered this trust. 
Mr. Mickley's most remarkable success in life was ob- 
tained as a numismatist. His habit of collecting coins be- 
gan almost in childhood. It has been stated that at the 
age of seventeen he first became interested in coin hunt- 
ing, owing to his difficulty in finding a copper cent coined 
in 1799, the year of his birth. Every student of numis- 
matism knows that this piece is exceedingly rare. The 
one sold in Mr. Mickley's collection after his decease 
brought no less than forty dollars. The taste thus formed 
continued a prevailing one for sixty years. It is sur- 
prising to find how speedily he became a leading and 
recognized authority. Although as guileless as a child and 
the easy victim of numerous thefts throughout his life, he 
was scarcely ever deceived in the value of a coin, token, 
or medal. Once, at Stockholm, in 187 1, he visited a 
museum where rare coins were exhibited. " The collec- 
tion," says his diary, "is very, very rich in Greek and 
Roman, but particularly in Scandinavian and Anglo- 
Saxon. There are not many United States coins, but 
among them I was astonished to find a very fine half- 
eagle of 1815." The known rarity of this coin thus on ex- 


hibition in a far country very naturally attracted the keen 
eyes of the aged collector. 

These researches, continuing year after year, grew to 
be more and more valuable, until they became widely 
celebrated. By the time he had reached middle age he 
was as well known among the guild of antiquarians as a 
Quaker is known by his costume. Before his death he 
had been elected a member of all the prominent societies 
in numismatics, history, and archaeology throughout the 
world. The last honor of this kind, which reached him in 
his eightieth year, was a notice of his election to member- 
ship in the Societe Frangaise de Numismatique et d'Arch- 
eologie. His great collections in this department of 
knowledge were not confined to coins, but extended also 
to the literature of the subject. This was splendidly 
illustrated in his famous library, which comprised many 
works of the utmost value and scarcity. 

A taste thus developed in early youth naturally be- 
came in the course of years a habit, a sentiment, a leading 
passion of Mickley's nature. By the year 1867, his coin 
collection had become the most extensive in the country. 
By this time also the entertainment of curious visitors ab- 
sorbed a good share of the collector's daily duties. He was 
naturally proud of his treasures, and took a great delight 
in showing them to all who came. Utterly devoid of sus- 
picion, he was a ready victim to designing persons. The 
following memorandum, which was found among his later 
papers, will show how he suffered from this source : 


" I have become rather indifferent about numismatics, 
or, at least, about collecting coins. It was a great source 
of amusement for a period of over fifty years. But having 
been so unfortunate at different times with my coins, it is, 
as it were, a warning to desist from collecting any more. 
In the year 1827, the United States dollars from 1794 to 
1803, all good specimens, together with some foreign 
coins, were stolen. In 1848 about twenty half-dollars 
were taken. In 1854, after showing my collection to 
three Southern gentlemen (as they called themselves), I 
missed three very scarce half -eagles. The great robbery 
was in 1867. In Jaffa, Palestine, a small lot, worth about 
one thousand francs, with a collection of Egyptian curiosi- 
ties, was stolen at the hotel ; and, finally, last winter, at 
Seville, Spain, some old Spanish coins were missing while 
I was showing them to some persons." 

The " great robbery " above alluded to, occurred on 
the evening of April 13, 1867. It was of such magnitude 
as to cause a wide sensation at the time, and enlisted the 
sympathies of his coin hunting brethren the world over. 
Mr. Mickley's chief precautions, notwithstanding his pre- 
vious warnings of danger from another source, had been 
against fire. In a third story room was his cabinet. This 
had long since been filled, chiefly with an unbroken and 
historic list of American coins. The additional accumu- 
lations of years, nearly all foreign, and many of great 
rarity, had been stored in an old piano case in his bed- 
room, where, as he said, in the event of fire they would 
be close at hand. On the evening in question Mickley 


was alone in his workshop, engaged in repairing a musical 
instrument. He had then been living entirely alone for 
a. number of years. A single servant, who provided his 
meals, had gone home. About nine o'clock the loud bark- 
ing of his dog in the yard below called him to the window. 
It was afterward found that a pair of old shoes thrown 
from an upper room by the burglars had thus called away 
the attention both of dog and master from what was go- 
ing on inside. An hour later a caller discovered several 
pieces of money lying in the hall. An investigation dis- 
-closed the startling loss which he had sustained. The 
entire contents of the piano-box had been carried off. A 
private desk had also been broken open and despoiled of 
a few medals, although its chief contents were intact. A 
gold pencil, the gift of Ole Bull, and other keepsakes, re- 
mained undisturbed. But the larger portion of a collec- 
tion of foreign coins, one of the most complete in the 
world, and the product of a lifetime's intelligent research, 
was gone ! 

It was a heavy calamity, and one from which the old 
■collector never fully recovered. Sir Isaac Newton's his- 
toric Fido did not do nearly the amount of irremediable 
damage when he overturned the lamp upon his master's 
papers. The actual pecuniary loss, reckoning at cost 
prices, was in the neighborhood of nineteen thousand dol- 
lars. The market value of such a collection was of course 
vastly greater, and increasing all the time at a good deal 
faster rate than compound interest. It was somewhat of 
a coincidence that Mr. Mickley had received and refused 


what he records as a " tempting offer " for the entire col- 
lection only a short time before the robbery. 

The ardent passion of a lifetime was now chilled, and 
his one desire seemed to be to get rid of his remaining 
coins and of the responsibility which keeping them en- 
tailed. Such, however, was the completeness of Mick- 
ley's literary methods of condensing, that an entry of 
three or four lines made in his diary on the night of the 
robbery is all that he had to write about the appalling 
loss. A week or two afterward he records in the same 
volume the disposal of all the remaining coins, with an 
air of great relief, as he adds, " I do not doubt I should be 
robbed again if I kept them." A large box full of the 
most valuable had been taken for safe-keeping, to the 
Mint just after the robbery ; but these were sold with the 
rest. It is understood that this remnant of the original 
lot was disposed of for about sixteen thousand dollars, the 
largest purchaser being Mr. Woodward, of Roxbury, 
Massachusetts. The dollar of 1804 went to a New York 
collector for the enormous sum of seven hundred and fifty 

Efforts to restore the lost treasure were not wanting. 
It might be supposed that the possession of such rare 
tokens of value would have speedily led to the discovery 
of their whereabouts. Mr. Mickley himself intimated 
that he suspected the quarter from which the depredation 
had come. Yet from that day until the present the secret 
has been as securely kept as that of the rifling of Lord 
Byron's letter from a vase at Abbotsford, or of the Duch- 


•ess of Devonshire's portrait from the London Art Gallery. 
In fact, the same mild generosity which had always char- 
acterized Mr. Mickley still came uppermost in the face of 
this trying disaster. He frequently sought to overlook 
the misdoings of petty theives. A London pickpocket 
who had successfully practiced upon him Oliver Twist's 
little game was only prosecuted hecause his testimony 
was insisted upon by the authorities. At the foot of the 
Pyramids he deplored the chastisement inflicted by an 
Arab sheik upon one of his native servants who had com- 
mitted a similar depredation. His life-long friend the 
late William E. Dubois, of the United States Mint, has 
stated that " eight or nine years after the robbery a few 
very fine gold pieces of English coinage were offered for 
.sale at the Mint cabinet rooms. I was so well convinced 
that the labels were in his handwriting that I sent 
for him to come and see them. He could not deny 
the likeness, but seemed reluctant to entertain the sub- 
ject at all." 

During these years of study and research, Mr. Mick- 
ley must not be thought of as a strict specialist. Side by 
side with his fascinating collection of coins, there was an 
ever-growing library, the extent and value of which were 
never appreciated until his death. This accumulation 
was in itself an example of his cosmopolitan tastes. It 
was copious in local history, in biography, in music, in 
general literature, in costly and well-preserved black- 
letter editions, in illuminated missals dating back to the 
thirteenth century, and, above all else, in autographs. Of 


the latter, space cannot be spared here for anything ap- 
proaching a full description. As some indication of their 
value, it may be mentioned that a letter of George Wash- 
ington (the last he was known to write), dated six days- 
before his death, was bought by George W. Childs, Esq., 
for one hundred and fifteen dollars. A letter of Abraham 
Lincoln to General McClellan fetched nearly one hundred 
dollars. There were also signed autograph letters of all 
the governors of Pennsylvania, of all the Presidents, and 
of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence, 
The latter group is rarely met with complete ; and three 
of the scarcest names alone sold for as much as all the 
others put together. There were signatures also of about 
forty generals of the Revolutionary war, of both the 
British and American armies, and including Lafayette 
and Kosciusko. Both Napoleon and Josephine were rep- 
resented ; and the lovers of poetic justice will be glad to 
know that the latter name brought double that of the 
great emperor. In autographs of literary and musical 
celebrities the collection was extraordinarily rich, those- 
of Goethe and Schiller, Beethoven and Mozart, being con- 
spicuous. But the chief rarety was a large album former- 
ly owned by Babet von Ployer. This contained, among 
other treasures, a manuscript of Haydn, believed to be the 
only one ever offered for sale in this country. It also- 
contained an India-ink sketch of Mozart, drawn by his 
wife Constance. At the sale in 1878 this album was 
knocked down for one hundred and twenty-six dollars, 
although three hundred dollars had been previously re- 


fused for it. The Mozart letter, a particularly interesting 
specimen, was sold for fifty-two dollars to M. H. Cross, 

Turning from the autographs to the books, we find 
still greater value and variety. The historical portion, 
especially where it referred to local subjects, was almost 
phenomenal. One precious lot comprised a complete set 
of the first daily newspaper of the United States, begin- 
ning with the " Pennsylvania Packet " in 1771, and con- 
tinuing unbroken, through several changes of title and 
proprietorship, for one hundred and seven years. An 
amusing incident is related in connection with Mr. Mick- 
ley's purchase of the larger portion of this series, — " Poul- 
son's Advertiser" from 1800 to 1840. When the wagon 
was driven to his door, loaded with the purchase, the 
housekeeper exclaimed, " What ever is to be done with all 
this truck ? " Yet this " truck," a mine of wealth to the 
future historian, was sold after Mickley's death for eight 
hundred dollars. There were city directories of several 
editions for ninety-three years. The black-letter list was 
quite large, and there were more than thirty editions of 
the Bible, some of great rarity, and nearly all in a fine 
state of preservation. 

From the time of the coin robbery the older acquaint- 
ances of Mr. Mickley noticed a decided change in him. 
On the subject of coins, once so voluble, he grew very 
reticent. His business, which had for many years appear- 
ed rather a pastime than a task to him, grew irksome. 
After a period of uncertainty, he finally decided to close 


up his affairs and spend some years in foreign travel. In 
spite of advanced age, he was both physically and men- 
tally well equipped for such a journey. His health had 
always been good. His temper seemed never to be 
ruffled. Of the French and German languages he was a 
master, and he had some knowledge of the Spanish, Ital- 
ian, and Swedish. His previous extensive acquaintance 
with men of many nations and habits was kept fresh in 
mind by a remarkable memory. With all these advan- 
tages, the period of his travels was the most interesting 
of his life. 

Mr. Mickley set sail on the 5th of June, 1869, being at 
that time a few months past his seventieth year. He re- 
mained abroad for three years, visiting every country in 
Europe, ascending the Nile to the first cataract, passing 
through the Suez Canal, and across a portion of Asia 
Minor and Palestine. He made two trips to Northern 
Sweden to behold the spectacle of the midnight sun. Be- 
ing a week too late on the first season, he tried it again 
the following year. Passing through the entire length of 
the Gulf of Bothnia, and ascending the Tornea River, he 
entered Lapland, crossing the Arctic circle and penetrating 
the Arctic zone in a sledge-journey of seventy miles. The 
indomitable old traveler pushed on until he reached a 
small lumber-village named Pajala. On the night of June 
23, 1 87 1, crossing the river with a small party of Swedes 
and Finns, he ascended Mount Avasaxa. in Finland. At 
this altitude, he says, " the sky happened to be clear in 


-the direction of the sun, and he shone in all his glory as 
the clock struck twelve." 

During this prolonged absence he visited almost every 
■considerable town in Germany, Holland, Italy, and Eng- 
land. The instant he arrived at a town, he seemed to 
know the shortest cut to its museum. If there was an 
antiquarian in the place, he knew of it beforehand, and 
hastened either to make or renew an acquaintance. In 
the larger cities he was surrounded by these people, and 
he expressed unaffected surprise and pleasure at their 
attentions. He made visits of inspection to nearly every 
mint in Europe, having been commissioned by the Phila- 
delphia Mint to make purchases of rare coins for its cabi- 
net. Here the old passion appears to have blazed up 
again for a little while. It was an entire surprise to his 
family to discover among his posessions at his death the 
nucleus of a new collection, which was sold for about 
two thousand dollars. 

Mr. Mickley made at this period some valued acquaint- 
ances. Among these was the Italian composer, Merca- 
dante. At the time of Mickley's visit, in April, 1870, the 
composer, who was also president of the Conservatoire in 
Naples, had been blind for eight years. " The old gentle- 
man," says Mickley (who, by the way, was only two years 
his junior), " held out his hand and bade me welcome. I 
told him it would be. a lasting pleasure to have shaken 
hands with so highly distinguished a man, whose name 
had long since been favorably known in America. At 
this his face brightened ; he arose from the sofa, shook 



my hand cordially, wishing me health, happiness, and a, 
safe voyage." Later, at Brussels, he called on M. Fetis,. 
the famous French musical critic and biographer. At 
that time, in his eighty-eighth year, Fetis was a fugitive 
from Paris, owing to the troubles of the Franco-Prussian 
war. Mr. Mickley's picture of the veteran litdrateur and 
critic is an engaging one, He says, "Considering his 
great age, Mr. Fetis is very active. He climbed up the 
step-ladder to get books and to show me such as he con- 
sidered the most rare and interesting. He is not only 
active in body, but he retains all the faculties of his mind. 
He appears to have a very happy disposition. While I 
was with him a continual smile was on his face, and it 
seemed to give him great pleasure to show me his books. 
He has been engaged in collecting them for over fifty 
years, and they have cost him a sum equal to three hun- 
dred thousand dollars, exclusive of a great many presents. 
The first book on music was printed in 1480." At Trieste 
he spent some time with the United States Consul there, 
Mr. Thayer, of Boston, best known to musical and literary 
people as the author of an exhaustive Life of Beethoven, 
which has been under way for nearly thirty years and is 
not yet finished. Mr. Thayer showed his visitor all the 
historic data and personal relics which he had collected 
for the book, of which at that date only one volume had 
been published. Since then Mercadante and Fetis have 
been gathered to their fathers. Their genial guest is also 
gone. The industrious Mr. Thayer lives, with three vol- 
umes of the Life completed, and every American, either 


literary or musical, will wish him well on to the con- 
clusion of his magnum opus. 

Mr. Mickley's plain personal habits remained almost 
unchanged by the many unforeseen exigencies of foreign 
travel. Once, at Rouen, six months after leaving home, 
he says, " Tasted wine for the first time in Europe, as the 
water here did not agree with me." A little later, at 
Munich, he remarks, " Drank beer for the first time." 
His pockets remained as accessible as heretofore to the 
nimble fingered gentry. Upon his first visit to Naples, 
he records very naively, " Three silk handkerchiefs have 
been stolen from me here, — which is one more than in 
London." At Jaffa, on his way from Egypt to Palestine, 
besides the robbery of coins alluded to some time back, 
he lost a choice autograph manuscript of Mozart which 
had cost him two hundred and fifty francs at Salzburg. 
If careless in these particulars, he was very watchful and 
jealous of opportunities to uphold America's position in the 
world. He took special pains to inform the mint-masters 
at various points concerning the superior appliances and 
machinery of the Philadelphia Mint. On the way back 
from Lapland, while steaming southward along the upper 
waters of the Gulf of Bothnia, he writes, under date of 
July 4, 1871, "This being our national holiday, I put 
up my flag on the door of my berth, but was obliged to 
explain the meaning of the holiday to nearly all the pas- 
sengers." While in England, he met at Manchester a 
barrister who had formerly been his guest in Phila- 
delphia. This gentleman proposed to introduce him to 


an American lawyer then practising there. " I asked the 
name. He said it was Judah P. Benjamin. I declined the 

Wherever Mr. Mickley journeyed, so long as any fresh 
acquisition of knowledge was to be gained the old traveler 
appeared insensible to fatigue. When half-wa}' up the 
Great Pyramid an English group who were in his com- 
pany stopped and insisted upon going no farther. He 
resolutely continued, and they, unwilling to see so aged a 
man out-distance them, followed reluctantly, until all 
reached the summit and congratulated each other on the 
famous view. In St. Petersburg, Moscow, and other Rus- 
sian cities, which he visited in the winter season, he was 
equally untiring and undaunted. As a specimen of his 
accuracy of observation, he writes during his first journey 
in Italy, " I counted forty-six tunnels between Pisa and 
Bologna." Several severe accidents fell to his lot. In 
Rome, while exploring a dark arched passage, he fell into 
" Cicero's Well," receiving severe bruises. In a street in 
Constantinople, where there are no sidewalks, he was 
knocked down by a runaway horse and taken up for dead, 
remaining insensible for several hours. The former of 
these mishaps occupies three lines in his diary; the latter, 
twelve lines. On his third visit to Leipsic he was con- 
fined in his room for several weeks with an attack of the 
smallpox. But in regard to none of these accidents, 
although an aged man, thousands of miles from home, 
and entirely alone, does he betray any symptoms of ap- 
prehension. He merely adds, on the date of his recovery 


from the attack at Leipsic, " This sickness has detained 
me much longer than I had expected to stay." 

In one of Mickley's trips he made a not unimportant 
contribution to musical history. Almost every student of 
instrumental music is acquainted with the name of Jacob 
Steiner or Stainer, the most successful of violin makers 
outside of the Cremonese school of workmen. Of Stein- 
er's life but little is known, and no biography of him ex- 
tant in either French, German, or English contains either 
the date or place of his death. The account commonly 
given is that he separated from his wife and died in a 
convent. Mr. Mickley, with his accustomed perseverance, 
started out to see if this matter might not be cleared up. 
At Innspruck he inquired in vain for information. As 
Fetis and Foster both fixed his birthplace at Absom, a 
small village some twelve miles from Innspruck, Mickley 
repaired thither. For some time his errand was fruitless. 
He stopped in at a little shop where an old woman sold 
photographs, etc. " I asked her, ' Did you never hear of 
Jacob Steiner, the violin maker ? ' She replied, ' There is 
no Steiner nor violin maker living in this town.' I then 
said that a celebrated violin maker of that name, of whom 
I desired some information, had lived there two hundred 
years before. She replied, quite seriously, ' I am not two 
hundred years old.' " A few minutes later, in the course 
of his walk, his eye fell upon an old church, the outer wall 
of which contained a number of stone tablets with in- 
scriptions. A search of five minutes revealed the desired 
information. On a plain tablet Steiner 's name was 


found, together with the information, given in very old- 
fashioned German, that he had died there in 1683, " at the 
rising of the sun." 

The closing field of Mr. Mickley's travels covered 
Southern France and Spain, Lisbon, where he passed the 
winter of 1871-72, and Madrid. The weather being very 
severe, he was detained two months at Lisbon, where he 
engaged a teacher and took daily lessons in Portuguese. 
He had done the same at Stockholm the previous winter 
with the Swedish language, which he mastered pretty 
thoroughly. At Madrid he examined what he emphati- 
cally pronounced the finest collection of coins in the 
world, numbering one hundred and fifty thousand speci- 
mens. He adds, " This is the only place in Europe where 
the subject is properly understood. Alfonzo V., King of 
Aragon, in the fifteenth century, was the first person 
known to have collected coins for study or amusement, 
and Augustin, Archbishop of Tarragona, was the first 
writer on the subject. The science of numismatics is, 
therefore, of Spanish origin." 

Mr. Mickley left Madrid in March, crossing the Pyre- 
nees and arriving in Paris on the 24th of that month, his 
seventy- third birthday. He "made the tour of three 
hundred add sixty-three miles in twelve hours, without 
being in the least fatigued." After a few weeks passed 
in Paris and in revisiting friends in England, he sailed for 
home, arriving in Philadelphia June 5, 1872, exactly three 
years from the date of his departure. 

It was surprising to his friends how little change the 


lapse of years and the somewhat rugged incidents of 
travel had made in Mr. Mickley. He quickly settled 
down, and, as nearly as possible, resumed his old habits. 
He bought himself a residence, but followed the Paris 
■custom of taking his meals elsewhere. In the house he 
was entirely alone, even without a servant. After a time 
he showed some disposition to concede to " luxuries " 
which he had previously ignored. Carpets he had never 
used in his life, but he now admitted that they were very 
pleasant and comfortable, and ordered his house carpeted 
throughout. The arrangement of his library in the new 
•quarters was a great pleasure, and took some time. Mr. 
Mickley was in no sense of the word a politician, but he 
voted pretty regularly. An incident connected with his 
iast visit to the polls was amusing. Having been three 
years absent, a patriotic Hibernian, who kept the window- 
book and knew nothing of him, demanded to see his tax 
receipt. The old gentleman went quietly home and 
brought back the desired document. He was next asked 
if he could read and write, which question, however, was 
not pressed. The last scene in Mr. Mickley's life was as 
quiet and peaceful as its whole tenor had been. On the 
afternoon of February 15, 1878, Mr. Carl Plagemann, the 
well-known musician and friend of many years' standing, 
called at his house. While he waited, Mr. Mickley wrap- 
ped for him some violin strings, the last work of his 
hands. He requested Mr. Plagemann to go with him that 
■evening to visit another old friend, — Oliver Hopkinson, 


Esq., at whose house there were to be some quartettes.. 
" I have a letter," he said, "from the Russian Ambassador, 
a part of which I am unable to translate. A Russian 
lady is to play the piano there this evening, and I shall 
ask her to help me out." Mr. Plagemann could not go, 
and, as so often before, Mr. Mickley started out alone. 
Just before reaching the house of Mr. Hopkinson he was 
taken suddenly ill, and, chancing to be close by the resi- 
dence of his physician, Dr. Meigs, he stopped there and 
rang the bell. As the door opened, he said in husky 
tones, " I am suffocating." He walked in and ascended 
the stairs without assistance. Then he said, " Take me 
to a window." As this was being done, he fell back in- 
sensible into the arms of the attendants, and, a few min- 
utes later, breathed his last. 

Thus, on the very western edge of fourscore years, 
ended this long and industrious, this peaceful and beauti- 
ful life. In our land of busy and constant action there 
have been few like it — surely none happier. Serene at 
the close as it was placid in its course, its lot had been 
cast ever between quiet shores, which it enriched on 
either hand with its accumulated gifts of knowledge and 
taste. And at the close of it all there could be no happier 
eulogy than the one modestly yet comprehensively de- 
livered by his old and congenial friend William E. Dubois, 
himself since summoned to take the same mysterious 
journey. "In fine," says he, "Mr. Mickley seemed su- 
perior to any meanness ; free from vulgar passions and 


habits, from pride and vanity, from evil speaking and 
harsh judging. He was eminently sincere, affable, kind, 
and gentle ; in the best sense of the word he was a 





These obituaries, which are mainly newspaper sketches, were in the 

possession of the compiler, and it was thought that they 

might prove of interest to the family. 




JACOB MICKLEY, commonly regarded as the oldest 
,<J male resident of Lehigh county, died on Saturday 
afternoon at two o'clock at his home at Mickley's, aged 
ninety-four years, two months, and six days. He had 
been in rather feeble health for several years, but it was 
not until a short time ago that he began to fail at a rate 
that led his children and friends to feel that the end 
was near. There was no organic disease — simply the 
wearing out incident to extreme old age. March 27 th 
last, at the celebration of his ninety-fourth anniversary, 
he was bright, cheerful, and reminiscent, surrounded 
by children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 
friends, to whom he related interesting events of the 
long ago. All his faculties were well preserved until 
the end. 

John Jacob Mickley, the great-grandfather of Jacob 
Mickley, was a native of Alsace, and, with a company of 
Huguenots, emigrated to America to escape religious 
persecution. He had four sons — John Jacob, John Martin, 
John Peter and Henry. The first named, the grandfather 
of the subject of this sketch, was born in what is now 


Lehigh county, and married Miss Susan Miller. Their 
eldest son, Jacob, married Miss Eva Catharine Schreiber. 
Their children were Jacob, Joseph J., Polly (Mrs. Daniel 
Moyer), Sarah (Mrs. John Schwartz) and Anna (Mrs. 
Andrew Sheldon). The father, who was a volunteer 
during the famous whiskey insurrection in Pennsylvania, 
spent his life in farming occupations in Whitehall town- 
ship, and died at the home of his son, Jacob, in 1857, in 
the ninety-first year of his age. 

Jacob Mickley, the subject of this biography, was. 
born on March 27th, 1794, on the homestead farm, and 
devoted his whole life to the pursuits of agriculture. 
The educational advantages in those days were limited, 
and after the meagre opportunities of the home school 
had been taken advantage of, he attended for a brief 
period a school in Warren county, New Jersey. At the 
early age of twelve he became familiar with all manner 
of farm work, which in those days was far more laborious 
than in these days of agricultural labor-saving machinery. 
When war was declared between Great Britain and 
America in 181 2, his youthful patriotism was stirred and 
he enlisted, and with his Lehigh county colleagues did 
duty at Marcus Hook and other historical places. He was 
the last survivor in Lehigh county of the war of 181 2. 
His memory of the stirring events of those days was clear 
and he loved to dwell on the scenes and incidents of that 
struggle. In 1826 he purchased the homestead farm, 
which he continued to cultivate until 185 1, when he built 
the residence in which he died. Mr. Mickley was married 


in 1817 to Miss Anna Kern, daughter of Nicholas Kern, 
of Whitehall. She died in April, 1880. Their surviving 
children are Mary (Mrs. Valentine W. Weaver, of Ma- 
cungie); Rebecca (Mrs. Samuel Thomas, of Catasauqua); 
Eliza (Mrs. Rev. David Kuntz, of Nazareth); Jane (Mrs. 
Enoch Phillips, of Virginia); Edwin Mickley, of Hoken- 
dauqua ; William Mickley, of Alburtis, and Catharine 
Mickley, who resided with her father. The deceased 
children are Ephraim, James, Lovinia and Francisca. 
His only surviving sister is Mrs. Sheldon. 

Mr. Mickley was an old line Whig in politics and 
when the Republican party was organized became at 
once an enthusiastic and devoted adherent. He was 
largely instrumental in the erection of what is known as 
" Mickley's Church." Of a kind and helpful disposition, 
he was ever ready to contribute to religious and chari- 
table objects. He was of a cheerful nature and loved to 
be surrounded by his family and friends. He was an 
interesting link connecting the present with the past and 
his unclouded memory of events of the long ago made 
him a most companionable man. He voted at every 
Presidential election since 18 16. The funeral will take 
place on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from his 
late residence. Services and interment at Mickley's 



AN Wednesday last the remains of Anna, the wife of 
^ Mr. Jacob Mickley, residing at Mickley's, in 
Whitehall, were consigned to their last resting place in 
the quiet church yard near the family residence, in the 
presence of a very large concourse of mourning relatives 
and sorrowing friends. It was one of the largest funerals 
ever held in the township. Seldom has grief been so 
generally sincerely expressed as marked this funeral 
occasion, and the manifestations of sorrow given out 
must have been to the bereaved a source of some conso- 
lation. The death of Mrs. Mickley occurred on the 27th 
ultimo, after a lingering illness under the infirmities of 
her years — she having attained the age of eighty-three 
years, nine months and eight days. She was the mother 
of eleven children, nine of whom survive, among them 
Messrs. Ephraim Mickley, of this city, and James W., and 
Edwin Mickley, of Hokendauqua. Deceased was a sin- 
cere and devout Christian, a kind and obliging neighbor 
and friend, a fond and devoted wife and mother. What 
higher eulogy than this ; what more could be said. She 
has gone to her reward, and left behind a bright and 
shining example. Her departure carries profound regret 
and sorrow to a very large circle of acquaintances. All 
who knew her were her friends, both young and old 
having been attached to her by her cheerful disposition 
and unvarying kindness. She was a consistent member 


of the Reformed church, and her Christian character was 
always manifested in her daily, life. She was especially 
noted for her goodness of heart, gentleness of spirit, and 
her generous treatment of the unfortunate poor. A good 
woman, and a Christian in every sense of the word, her 
life is an example for all to follow. The bereaved aged 
husband and children have our earnest sympathies along 
with those of the community. At the funeral Revs. W. 
R. Hofford, J. D. Schindel and J. A. Little pronounced 
appropriate discourses. 


OUSAN, wife of the late Frederick Biery, another of 
^ a past generation, has gone from us to her eternal 
home. She was the mother of the late Peter Biery. 
She died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Eliza 
Lightcap, cor. Ninth and Walnut streets. She was the 
daughter of John Martin Mickley, and was born in 
Whitehall Township in 1773. Allentown was then a vil- 
lage, having been laid out in 1762. 

Mrs. Biery had nine children, one hundred grand- 
children, and eighty-eight great-grandchildren, and four- 
teen great-great-grandchildren. She was blind for some 
years before her death. 




A l\ RS. ANNA SHELDON, of Mickleys, died on Wed- 
nesday of last week, aged ninety-three years, six 
months, and nineteen days; her death resulted from La 
Grippe and the infirmities of age. Deceased was the 
widow of Andrew Sheldon and was a member of a fam- 
ily noted for its longevity. Her brother, Jacob Mickley, 
died a few years ago at the age of ninety-four years. 
Her father was ninety-two when he died, and her mother 
lived to the age of eighty-eight. 

Mrs. Sheldon was twice married; her first husband 
was John Youndt ; and of their four children the only 
survivor is Mrs. Sarah Rau, of Bethlehem, Pa. By her 
second husband she had four children, all of whom 
are living, namely, Lewis Sheldon, of Allentown; John 
M. Sheldon, of Philadelphia; Edmund M. Sheldon, of 
Hughesville, Pa. Her descendants numbered eight chil- 
dren, seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchild- 
ren and three great-great-grandchildren. She lived to 
see five generations in her home. 


DETER MICKLEY, a resident of North Whitehall 

Township, died yesterday, February 20th, 1877, in 

the eightieth year of his age. He was one of the most 



widely known citizens of Lehigh county, and was greatly 
esteemed as an honorable and useful man. He leaves a 
widow and three sons and one daughter. Abraham, 
Frank, Alfred, and Mrs. Francis Levan, of Coplay. 



JWl AR.Y M. SNYDER, relict of the late Daniel Snyder,. 
*■ St., died on Monday at two o'clock in the after- 

noon. She was seized with an attack of illness on Tues- 
day of last week, which the attending physician, Dr. 
Harter, pronounced lesion of the brain. This resulted 
in paralysis of the right side on Monday morning, and 
she gradually sank until the final change, which came 
painlessly and peacefully. The funeral took place on 
Thursday afternoon at three o'clock. 

Mrs. Snyder was the oldest old-time resident of 
Bloomsburg. She was born in Allentown, Pa., April 2, 
1792, making her age ninety-seven years, three days. 
She was the daughter of Peter Mickley and Sarah Biery 
Mickley. Peter Mickley was a grandson of John Jacob 
Mickley, or Michelet, who came from Rotterdam, Holland, 
in the ship " Hope," of London, arriving in Philadelphia, 
August 28, 1733. 

Mary Mickley married Daniel Snyder in 1809, and in 
1810 he came to Columbia county and bought twenty-six 


acres of land, now mostly in the built up portion of 
Bloomsburg, paying for the same £550. His intention 
was to erect a tannery, and he selected a site for it at 
what is now the corner of Main street and the Lightstreet 
Toad, on account of the run that would supply the tannery 
with water, but he was greatly discouraged on being told 
that this stream would sometimes run dry, and he for a 
while contemplated giving up his claim. They were 
living at Easton at that time, 1810, and Mr. Snyder be- 
coming convinced that the supply of water was unfailing, 
employed Squire Hutchison to haul him, with his family 
and goods to Bloomsburg. They settled in a little log 
cabin which stood where he afterwards erected the ca- 
pacious brick mansion still occupied by the family, on the 
corner of Main and East streets. Mr. Snyder met with 
some business discouragements, but his pluck and energy 
carried him through, and in ten years he was able to 
build a two-story brick house, which afterwards was con- 
verted into a hotel, and was known as the "Forks Hotel." 

It stood at the foot of what is now Normal Hill, and 
was then at the head of Main street. It was erected 
about 1825, and was removed in 1875, after the building 
of the Institution and the opening up of Main street to the 
school. He prospered in business, became the owner of 
a large tannery, valuable town property, and five or six 
farms. He represented this county in the legislature 
from 1840 to 1844. 

Mr. and Mrs. Snyder were the parents of ten children 
as follows : William, Sarah A., who married Dr. William 


Petriken ; Melvina, who married Elisha Barton ; Polly, 
Daniel, Matilda, who married Rev. Henry Funk ; Mary 
C, who married Dr. F. C. Harrison ; Martha Alice, who 
married Dr. T. C. Harter ; and Clinton B. Snyder. Of 
these, only Mrs. Petriken, Mrs. Barton, Daniel Snyder,, 
and Mrs. Harter survive. 

There are living seven grandchildren, who are the 
following : N. U. Funk, Esq., Mrs. Gen. W. H. Ent, Mrs. 
F. P. Billmeyer, Mrs. Alice John, Mrs. Dr. Lazarus, Clin- 
ton C. Snyder and Mrs. W. B. Milnes. Mrs. C. W. Neal,, 
deceased, was a granddaughter of Mrs. Snyder. There 
are living sixteen great-grandchildren. 

Mrs Snyder was a woman of equable temperament, 
always cheerful and pleasant, a devoted Christian woman, 
being for many years a member of the Reformed Church. 
For nearly eighty years she lived in Bloomsburg, and saw 
the place gradually develop from a mere country hamlet 
to its present proportions. There are but few who have 
lived so long, or whose birth occurred in the eighteenth 
century, and soon they must pass away and the earth 
shall know them no more. Mrs. Snyder possessed all 
her faculties in a remarkable degree, her only apparent 
weakness being loss of memory. It was a pleasure to 
talk with her, and listen to the reminiscences of the 
early days which she was wont to tell. She has gon& 
to her reward, and she leaves the memories of a long 
and useful life. 



THE genial presence of our citizen, Mr. Edward B. 
Mickley, will be sadly missed. For half a century 
he was a resident of Waterloo. During these years he 
made many friends who admired his happy disposition, 
and enjoyed the cordial greeting that he always had 
for them. 

Edward Mickley came to Seneca county when a young 
man, from North Whitehall, Lehigh county, Pennsylva- 
nia, and settled in Fayette. At one time he was 
supervisor of that town and held several official posi- 
tions of public trust, discharging the duties faithfully 
and honorably. For several years he was a grain 
shipper to Albany and New York, and employed a 
number of canal boats. Successful in business, he ac- 
cumulated a fortune, but reverses came which he stood 
manfully, retaining the confidence and respect of all. 
Later in life he engaged in the dry goods business and his 
services were eagerly sought by the merchants in Water- 
loo. In 1838 he was a member of the firm of Mickley & 
Kohler, dry goods merchants in South Waterloo. He 
was afterwards associated with Mr. Seigfried in the flour- 
ing business, and subsequently with the late General 
Markel, in the brick mills in South Waterloo. Deceased 
was seventy-six years of age. He had a high sense of 
honor, and was particularly courteous and polite, with a 
smile and a kind word for all. He was an affectionate 


parent and loved his family, and enjoyed the respect of 
his fellow citizens, and lived a life of happy content. He 
leaves a family of nine children ; six sons and three 
daughters, all to womanhood and manhood grown. They 
mourn the loss with heartfelt sorrow, and have the sym- 
patny 01 many in their affliction. Mr. Mickley was 
stricken with paralysis, Thursday, February 5th, and 
lingered along until Wednesday of last week, February 
nth, when he passed away. His funeral was held Satur- 
day afternoon, at his late residence on Elizabeth street. 

DETER MICKLEY, one of the oldest and most re- 
*■ spected citizens of the county, died in Cashtown, on 
Tuesday, April 25th, 1893, aged ninety-five years, eleven 
months, and fifteen days. Mr. Mickley was born on the 
nth day of May, 1797, at the old Mickley home on the 
banks of Little Marsh creek in Franklin township, this 
county. He always lived in his native township and was 
a leading citizen, whose opinions and views had the force 
of a strong individuality and were regarded by his neigh- 
bors as sound and conservative. 

This family has been a long lived one; his brothers, 
Abram and Henry, having only preceded him by a few 
years, also at a ripe old age. Daniel Mickley, the father 
of Colonel D. W. Mickley, is the only surviving member 
of this once large family, who is now almost ninety-eight 
years old and much enfeebled by his extreme age. 




DEBECCA, the beloved wife of Mr. Samuel Thomas, 
•^ died at their temporary home, at six o'clock, on 
Sunday morning last. For months she had been in ill- 
health, but on Sunday, 8th inst, her illness assumed a 
most serious form, and throughout the week the gravest 
apprehensions were entertained. Dr. M. E. Hornbeck, 
her attending physician, called to his aid Drs. E. 
G. Martin and W. L. Estes, of St. Luke's Hospital, and 
Dr. J. C. Guernsey, her son-in-law, of Philadelphia, were 
present on several occasions, but all that medical science 
and loving attendance could do was of no avail. On Sun- 
day her case became hopeless. The invalid was not 
sufficiently strong to rally from the disease, and lingered, 
surrounded by loving relatives and friends, until six 
o'clock a. m., when frail humanity gave up the cares of 
this world and her spirit took its flight to realms above, 
mourned by a wide circle of relatives and friends. Her 
husband, son and daughter were with her in her last 

Deceased was a life-long resident of this vicinity; born 
at Mickleys; her father was the late venerable Jacob 
Mickley, and was married to Samuel Thomas in March, 
1848; one brother, Mr. Edwin Mickley, of Mickleys; four 
sisters, Mrs. Rev. D. A. Kuntz, of Nazareth; Mrs. Enoch 
Philips, of Pulaski City, Va.; Mrs. Valentine W. Weaver, 
of Macungie, and Miss Kate Mickley, of Allentown, sur- 


vive her. Descending from a celebrated family and by- 
marriage connecting herself with the eldest son of the 
renowned David Thomas, she has always deservedly 
held a prominent position in our valley. 

She was always an earnest and devoted member of 
the Presbyterian Church; her husband was the first elder 
in the Presbyterian Church at Hokendauqua; and she 
freely gave her time and means to the advancement of 
that denomination. She was a woman of culture and re- 
finement, being deeply devoted to her family and home. 
Loved by all her neighbors, her loss will be sadly felt. 
She was greatly interested in the rebuilding and improve- 
ment of their home, Second and Pine streets, in the midst 
of which alterations, the husband was called to part with 
his helpmeet in the designs. The funeral took place on 
Thursday afternoon, short services were held at the 
house, and the remains conveyed to the First Presbyterian 
Church, Catasauqua, by the following pall-bearers: 
Messrs. James Thomas, Charles Corwin, Morgan Emanuel, 
Daniel Davis, Daniel Milson and James Nevins, life-long 
friends of the deceased. The church was crowded with 
friends from all the towns along the valley and distant 
points. The cortege entered while Professor Prescott, 
who presided at the organ, rendered Chopin's dirge. The 
Thomas Quartette, of Hokendauqua, most beautifully 
rendered the vocal selections. The services throughout 
were very solemn and impressive. The pastors who took 
part in the services were Rev. David Harbison, Rev. Dr. 


Cattell, Rev. Dr. Earle and Rev. Dr. James A. Little. An 
opportunity was then afforded the large assembly to take 
a farewell look at the features of one who had long held 
an affectionate place in the hearts of many of our people. 
Interment was privately made in the family vault in Fair- 
view Cemetery. Short and impressive services were held 
at the hurial place. 


""PHIS well known citizen died on Sunday noon, October 
1 9, 1887, at the residence of Mr. Newhard, at Laury's. 
He retired Saturday night in his usual health, and when 
on Sunday morning he did not respond to the call for 
breakfast, a member of the family rapped at his bedroom 
door, he was heard to breathe heavily, the door was 
broken in, medical aid was summoned, but he could not 
be restored to consciousness and at noon breathed his last. 
Ephraim Mickley was the eldest son of the venerable 
Jacob Mickley, who was ninety-three years old last March. 
The deceased for a number of years owned the Mickley 
homestead farm, now owned by V. W. Weaver, of Macun- 
gie, Pa. After his retirement from the farm, he was in 
the foundry business in Fogelsville, afterward engaged in 
the coal and grain business in Allentown. He retired 
about eighteen years ago and was not engaged in any 
pursuit. His wife, Elizabeth, net Deshler, died in 1872. 
Mr. Mickley was an earnest uncompromising Republican. 



The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon from the 
residence of his aged father at Mickleys. Services and 
interment at the Mickley's church. 


"CLIZABETH A., wife of Ephraim Mickley, residing 
on Gordon street near Sixth, died on Sunday even- 
ing last, after only a few days illness. Her demise casts 
a gloom over a large circle of friends and relatives. 
Verily, " In the midst of life we are in death." 

She had but last spring removed with her husband 
to this city, to await the completion of a new home 
on North Sixth street, which she had especially arranged 
for convenience and comfort. But alas, she was sum- 
moned before it was ready for occupancy. She first com- 
plained of illness on Wednesday, but was not thought 
seriously ill until Friday. Her ailment was spotted fever. 
She was the daughter of our long deceased townsman, 
James Deshler, of Whitehall, and a sister of Jacob, D. J., 
Frank, and Peter Deshler. 

She was a woman whose home and its duties were 
dear to her heart, of gentle and unaffected manners, ami- 
cable disposition, and was held in high esteem by her 
numerous friends and acquaintances. In her death, her 
husband has lost a dutiful and loving companion. The 
community sympathizes with him in his great bereave- 
ment. Interment will be made in the Deshler family 
plot at Egypt, Pa. 



TEHIGH COUNTY lost a good citizen and the Repub- 
• L ' lican party an active and influential member this 
morning (October 16th, 1880), in the death of James W. 
Mickley, of Hokendauqua, at the age of fifty-three. Mr. 
Mickley had for years been a great sufferer from asthma, 
but it was only about four weeks ago that he was confined 
to bed. His condition the past week left little hope of his 
recovery. He died this morning at four o'clock, sur- 
rounded by his family and a number of friends. His wife 
and three children survive him. Mr. Mickley for many 
years was superintendent of the ore beds of the Thomas 
Iron Company, in which position he rendered the fullest 
satisfaction to his employers. In 1856 he was Clerk of the 
Court of Quarter Sessions, and for a time afterward was 
Teller in the Catasauqua National Bank. In politics he 
was an ardent Republican, working for and contributing 
freely towards the success of the party. He served as 
delegate to State Conventions and a few years ago pre- 
sided over the Republican County Convention. He was 
widely known throughout the eastern portion of the State 
and enjoyed great popularity, and his friends in this city 
are grieved to learn of his death. The funeral will take 
place on Tuesday afternoon from his residence at Hoken- 



TN Philadelphia, May 16th, 1891, from the effects of the 
grippe in his fifty-fourth year. He was a prominent 
citizen of Alburtis, Pa.; an elder in the Presbyterian 
•church. He was the son of the late Jacob and Anna 
Kern-Mickley, of MicHeys, Pa. He was married to 
Lucy Keck. One daughter, Stella, a brother, Edwin, 
.and sisters, Mrs. V. W. Weaver, Mrs. Samuel Thomas, 
Mrs. Enoch Philips, Mrs. David Kuntz and Miss Kate 
Mickley, survive him. Interment will be privately made 
;at the family burying ground at Mickleys, Pa., May 
20th, 1 89 1. 


JOSEPHINE C. MICKLEY, wife of John J. Johnson, 
'*J died at her home at West Philadelphia, after a short 
illness. She was the daughter of the late Joseph J., 
and Cordelia Hopfeldt-Mickley, aged fifty-seven years 
and eleven months. Deceased was born in Philadel- 
phia, was a noble and beautiful character. Her hus- 
band alone is left to mourn her loss. Although her 
many relatives and friends will feel her loss and mourn 
for her. 




JOHN J. MICKLEY, an old resident of this city, Vis- 
^ alia, was suddenly stricken with apoplexy yesterday 
afternoon (December 6th, 1892), about 2.30 o'clock, and 
after a few minutes struggling finally died. Mr. Mick- 
ley has not been well since last Thursday, and has not 
been in his jewelry shop for several days. He slept 
all of yesterday morning, getting up about one o'clock. 
While lying on a lounge in his dining-room he was at- 
tacked by the dread malady. Mrs. Mickley sent for Dr. 
Hall, who arrived quickly, but the unfortunate man was 
beyond all human aid. He died in a few minutes after 
the attack. 

Mr. Mickley was the son of the late Joseph J. and 
Diana Blumer-Mickley, and was a native of Philadel- 
phia, Pa. He was born November 23d, 1836, and at his 
death was fifty-six years old. He came to this county 
about 1858, after which he moved to Mariposa County,, 
where he remained for several years, finally moving to 
this city. He has been a resident of Visalia for the 
past thirty years, and has been engaged in the jewelry 
business during all that time. The deceased was a 
singularly quiet man, but had made a host of friends 
since his residence here, and the news of his death 
will cause regret wherever he was known. He was a. 


good citizen and a man of sterling character. He mar- 
ried eleven years ago. His death occuring on his eleventh 
marriage anniversary ; his wife was Emma L. Luther. 
He left no children. The funeral services will talre place 
Friday morning under the auspices of the Visalia Lodge. 
He was one of the pioneer members of the fire depart- 
ment, but has been on the exempt list for a number, of 


p-APTAIN CHARLES MICKLEY was born in White- 
^- > hall Township, near Mickleys, January 27th, 1823. 
He began his business career as clerk for the Trexlers 
of Long-swamp. Later as Superintendent of the " Para- 
dise furnace," Huntington, Pa., and later Superintendent 
of the " Rough and Ready " furnace. 

During the year 1857 he came to Allentown and was 
in the milling business until the outbreak of the Civil 
war. He was Captain of Company G, Forty-seventh 
Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was killed in 
the battle of Pocotaligo, South Carolina, October 22, 1862. 
Mr. Wolf, the sutler of the regiment, contrived to send 
his body with his personal effects through the Southern 
lines to New York, and had it sent to his family, to whom 
he telegraphed the news. Charles Mickley was married 
to Eliza Heinbach, who with five sons and one daughter 
survive him. 



THE death of Mathias Mickley, which occurred on 
Saturday morning, although sudden was not unex- 
pected. For several months he had been confined to his 
room by a complication of kidney and dropsical diseases 
which almost from the first threatened to be serious. 
During his sickness he was cheerful and hopeful, although 
realizing that the end might not be far off. He failed 
rapidly during Friday night, and in the early morning of 
Saturday suddenly throwing his hands above his head, 
breathed his last. 

The funeral took place Monday at two o'clock from the 
court room adjoining the rooms occupied by the family of 
the deceased. The ceremonies were in charge of the 
Ancient Order of United Workmen, of which the late 
Sheriff had been a member, the lodge attending in a 
body, with a large representation of the Sauk Rapids 
lodge, and also the J. M. McKelvy Post, G. A. R. The 
county officers attended in a body, and the local bar was 
largely represented. The services were conducted by the 
Rev. E. V. Campbell, pastor of the Presbyterian church — 
the singing being by a male quartette, Messrs. Smith, 
Waller, Mills and Hargrave — after which the remains 
were taken to the Masonic burial grounds, the procession 
being a large one. The pall bearers were : P. R. Grieb- 
ler and B. Rensken, St. Cloud Lodge, A. O.U. W.; J. L. 
Kniskern and Jos. Hoffman, Sauk Rapids Lodge A. O. U. 
W.; M. C. Moran and J. L. Uptagrove, G. A. R. 


Sheriff Mickley was one of the most popular men both 
-personally and politically in Stearns county. His big 
body contained a big heart, and he numbered his friends 
by the score in every town and precinct. He leaves a 
wife and five children, four boys and one girl, the eldest a 
boy of eleven years and the youngest an infant. The fol- 
lowing sketch of his life, the data for which was furnished 
by himself, is republished from The Journal-Press of 
January 6, 1S87, where it first appeared : 

" Mathias Mickley is a Pennslylvanian, and was born 
in Lehigh county in November, 1833. His father was 
in the iron ore and furnace business, and after the 
usual siege at the village school he sent his son to the 
college at Easton. Young Mat., however, did not take 
kindly to quiet student life, he wanted something more 
stirring, and in 1853 he came west, to St. Paul. He 
worked his own way, taking care of himself, and later he 
took a trip through the Indian country, being curious to 
see the aborigines in their own houses. In 1856 he came 
to St. Cloud and took charge of Col. Lowry's lumber yard 
for a year, and for the following two years ran it on his 
own account. In the fall of 1856 he was appointed Deputy 
Sheriff and was Sheriff when, at the Indian outbreak, he 
joined the Minnesota Mounted Rangers and went west 
with Gen. Sibley's expedition. Returning from that trip 
with a whole skin and his scalp in the place where the 
scalp ought to be, he enlisted in the Minnesota First and 
got South in time to see a good deal of stiff fighting and 
.served until the close of the war, when he returned home 


and was again made Deputy Sheriff, and at the next 
election was made Sheriff, which office he has retained 
since with the exception of two years, when he retired to 
private life and another term as Deputy. In all he has 
been Sheriff and Deputy about twenty-five years. In 
August, 1873, he married Miss Augusta Dorr, and they 
have several children. Sheriff Mickleyis a great favorite 
in Stearns county, and there are a good many voters of 
both parties whose support he can always count on 
against any competitor." 


T HOPE the record will be kept by the -members of the family. 
It may have been noticed that the date of birth has been 
omitted in the Fifth and Sixth Generations; it was impossible to 
get the dates of the last generation., because they are living. 
It is only the dead whose dates are recorded in the Fifth and 
Sixth Generations, which idea I hope will be faithfully carried 
out, and in this way we will have a full record. The space 
has been left for the insertion of dates. I know this is not the 
general rule for genealogies, but I have tried to make the rec- 
ord in every way acceptable to all the members of the Mickley 
family. It is hoped that as many as possible will be present at 
the reunion of the family upon the anniversary of our ances- 
tor's arrival in America, August 27th, 1733, which we hope to- 
celebrate at Mickley s, August 27th, iSg4. 



'"THE Liberty Bell of Philadelphia, famous as having 
proclaimed the adoption of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence on July 4th, 1776, has made two remarkable 
journeys which are in striking contrast — before the tri- 
umphal one to Chicago which has just occurred. The 
latter one of the two referred to was in January, 1885, to 
the World's Fair in New Orleans which is oftener re- 
called as the great Cotton Exposition. On that journey 
as on the one of the present year, 1893, it was honored in 
every possible way until its return to Philadelphia in 
June of the same year. 

Its first journey, made in September, 1777, one hun- 
dred and eight years earlier, was of a different character. 
And but few persons were entrusted with the important 
secret of its removal from the State House or of its des- 

A panel of a large stained glass window adorning the 
facade of Zion's Reformed Church of Allentown, Penn- 
sylvania, has a representation of the old bell with the 
following inscription : " In commemoration of the safe- 
keeping of the Liberty Bell in Zion's Reformed Church, 
A. D., 1777. 

It will be remembered that when the British troops 
invaded Philadelphia the bell was secretly removed for 


safe-keeping, and that it was loaded on a wagon and car- 
ried off, ostensibly with the baggage train of the Contin- 
ental Army. The impression was given that its sacred 
and patriotic tongue had forever been drowned in the 
Delaware river. Some historians say it was taken to 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Congress repaired in 
1777, the same month removing to York, Pennsylvania, 
where it remained in session until June 27, 1778. 

The fact was that in September, 1777, by order of the 
Executive Council, the State House bell, the bells of 
Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, eleven bells, were 
removed to Allentown by way of Bethlehem. This 
action was taken, it is said, because it was recognized as 
one of the rights of the captors of a town to seize upon 
the church bells as spoils of war and transmute them into 
cannon. After the evacuation of Philadelphia by the 
British, the bells were brought back and put in their res- 
pective places, in the latter part of the year 1778. 

The diary of the Moravian Church of Bethlehem, kept 
by the presiding Bishop, has the following entry under 
date of September 23, 1777 : "The bells from Philadel- 
phia brought in wagons. The wagon with the State 
House Bell broke down here, so it had to be unloaded ; 
the other bells went on." They were all taken to Allen- 
town and the State House bell and the chimes of Christ 
Church were buried beneath the floor of Zion's Reformed 
Church. The Church was built in 1762, of logs, rebuilt 
of stone in 1770, and again rebuilt later. The Rev. 
Abraham Blummer was pastor of the Church at the 



time the bells arrived and assisted in the work of con- 
cealing them. His son Henry was married to Sarah, a 
daughter of John Jacob Mickley, (my great-great- grand- 
father), who had charge of the bells from Philadelphia to 
Allentown. He brought them on his wagon, drawn by 
his own horses. His son, John Jacob, (my great-grand- 
father), then a boy of eleven years, rode on the wagon 
which carried the State House bell, and was occasionally 
allowed to drive. The description, as he gave it, of his 
first visit and ride to and from Philadelphia, as told to 
his grandchildren (of whom my father is one), would be 
an interesting story. 

The bells were taken from Philadelphia during the 
night and had the appearance of farmers' wagons, loaded 
with manure, the strategy used to conceal them and to 
insure their safety. The breaking down of the wagon at 
Bethlehem was a most aggravating delay just six miles 
from home and four miles from the place where the bells 
were to be concealed. 

John Jacob Mickley, who had charge of the bell, was 
the son of John Jacques Michelet, a Huguenot refugee of 
the Michelet family, of Metz, Lorraine, France. The 
family fled to Deux Ponts, then a German Province, 
whence the son left for Rotterdam and came to America 
on the ship Hope, to Philadelphia. On this ship his 
name was registered Johan Jacob Mueckli. Arriving in 
Philadelphia he took the oath of allegiance, August 27, 
1733, and settled in White Hall, Lehigh County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where many of his descendants reside. The name 



has undergone many changes. In various deeds and 
other documents in my possession the name is written 
Michelet, Miquelet, Mueckli, Michley, and finally fell 
into the present form of Mickley, used during the past 
four generations. Jean Jacques had three sons, the eld- 
est, John Jacob, who with his large means aided in every 
way he could the cause of the Continental Army. He 
gave his teams for its use and his personal assistance in 
secreting the hells of Philadelphia. John Martin, his 
brother, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was 
in the battle of Germantown. John Peter, the third 
brother, served in the capacity of fif er, was in the battle 
of Germantown and served during the entire Revolution- 
ary war. — Written for the "American Monthly Magazine" by 
Minnie F. Mickley. 

Note— Frederick Leiser's wagon was used to convey the State House 
Bell from Bethlehem to Allentown; when the hreakdown occurred his wagon 
was pressed into service, but whether he accompanied the "bell or not, I do 
not know. His great-grandson furnished me with this interesting item. 


'"THE following names of members of the Mickley 
Family and those whose wives or daughters were 
Mickleys, are found in the Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 
XI-XIV, Second Series. Many of the names of those 
who fought in the Revolution from Whitehall Township 
and Northampton County are not given — none but the 
officers of the Whitehall Company are given. 

Jacob Mickley or John Jacob Mickley, i. — Jacob 
Mickley's name appears in Vols. X and XIV of the Penn- 
sylvania Archives. Vol. X, page 765, in the roll of 
Captain Benjamin Weiser's Company. Commanded by 
Colonel Nicholas Houseaker, Esq., in the service in the 
United Colonies. In barracks, Philadelphia, October 
3d, 1776. Jacob Mickley, September 1st, 1776. In Vol. 
XIV, Pennsylvania Archives, page 630 : "At a meeting 
of the General Committee of this County, held at Easton, 
the nth of November, A. D., 1776, the following returns 
were delivered for new members: "The new members 
for Whitehall were Peter Kohler and Jacob Mickley." 

In Vol. XIV, page 596, in a drafted Company, 1781. 
List of members of Upper Milford township, Northamp- 
ton County Militia, for the Eighth Class of Colonel Bal- 
liet's Battalion (being the First Battalion), 22nd of July, 


1781. From Captain Zerfass' (First) Company. Out of 
the eight Companies, twenty-nine had substitutes, three 
moved away, three marched in other Companies and 
twenty-one marched with one of the eight Companies. 
Jacob Mickley's substitute was Ulrich Arner. 

During the summer of 1777, Jacob Mickley gave the 
use of his horses and wagons, in Conrad Kreider's Wagon 

Vol. XIV, page 565. — In the Whitehall Company, the 
Captain was Peter Burkhalter, May 22d, 1775. Total rank 
and file, 100 men. Peter Burkhalter was the brother of 
Elizabeth Barbara Burkhalter-Mickley, wife of John Jacob 
Mickley, who settled in Northampton County in 1733. 
If the muster roll of this Company could be found, most 
of the names of those on the assessment roll of White 
hall Township of 1781 could be found in that Company. 

Captain Nicholas Kern's Company, July 9th, 1776, 
composed part of the flying camp of ten thousand men, 
commanded by Colonel Hart. In 1784, Colonel Nicholas 
Kern commanded an expedition to Wyoming, Pennsyl- 
vania, from Northampton County. Anna Kern-Mickley, 
wife of Jacob Mickley, 38, was the daughter of Nicholas 
Kern, of Northampton County, now Lehigh County. Vol. 
XIV, page 601. 

Jacob Schrieber, September 22, 1781, a private in Cap- 
tain Adam Serfoo's Company, consisting of the First Class 
of Northampton County Militia, now in the service of the 
United States, commanded by Col. Christian Shaus. Jacob 
Schrieber was the father of Eva Catherine Schrieber— 
Mickley, 8. Vol. XIV. 


In the Muster Roll of the Sixth Class of the First 
Battalion of Northampton County Militia, under com- 
mand of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Geiger, November 
15th, 1781, is found the name of John Balliet, November 
15th, 1781 (Clerk). John Balliet was the husband of 
Catherine Mickley-Balliet, 16. Vol. XIV, page 598. 

In the Committee of Observation, chosen December 
2 1 st, 1774, appears David Deshler's name, also Nicholas 
Zern and Abraham Miller. Vol. XIV, page 563. 

At a meeting of the General Committee of the County 
of Northampton, held at Easton, the 30th of May, A. D., 
1776, there were present the following members, being 
newly elected — For Salisbury, David Deshler and John 
Gerhart; for Macongie, John Wetzel, George Brenning 
and John Fogle (Fogel). David Deshler was the father 
of Elizabeth Deshler-Mickley, who was the wife of Chris- 
tian Mickley, 9. 

Abraham Miller was the father of Susanne Miller- 
Mickley, wife of John Jacob Mickley, 1. 

John Fogel was the great-grandfather of Matilda Fo- 
gel, wife of Edwin Mickley, 128. 

It is to be hoped that the muster roll of the Whitehall 
Company of the Revolution can yet be found and placed 
in the hands of William H. Egle, M. D., of Harrisburg, 
for the next volume of Pennsylvania Archives. 



The following index contains the names of all the 
Mickleys in the preceding catalogue, arranged in alpha- 
betical order. The names of the husbands of married 
females are enclosed in brackets: 

No. Names. Married Names. Residence. 

245. Aaron ■___ Baltimore, Md. 

118. Aaron Bedminster, Pa. 

207. Abraham Waynesboro, Pa. 

86. Abraham Adams County, Pa. 

101. Abraham New Salem, Ohio 

143. Abraham Mickleys, Pa. 

191. Abraham . Fairfield, Pa. 

240. Adam. Voltaire, Pa. 

165. Adeline Waterloo, N. Y. 

412. Adam Voltaire, Pa. 

371. Adelaide Waynesboro, Pa. 

310. Albert Joseph Newport News, Va. 

328. Albert Joseph __Easton, Pa. 

147. Alfred Thomas. Mickleys, Pa. 

395. Alice Funkstown, Pa. 

171. Alice R [Richardson] Waterloo, N. Y. 

313. Alice M [Newhard] Near Allentown, Pa. 

431. Alberta. - - Baltimore, Md. 

316. Amanda M [Henninger] Near Ironton, Pa. 

331. Amanda C [Hammersley]. Allentown, Pa. 

150. Amanda.. ..[Schadt] Ruchsville, Pa. 

122. Amanda [White] Doylestown, Pa. 

267. Americus Green. Cashtown, Pa. 

253. Amos Wesley Fairfield, Pa. 


424. Anis R Roanoke, Ind. 

40. Anna [Sheldon] Mickleys, Pa. 

45. Anna [Wasser] Mickleys, Pa. 

60. Anna [Deshler] Waterloo, N. Y. 

72. Anna [Lutz].. , Indiana 

409. Anna M ..[Miller] .Voltaire, Pa. 

390. Anna Belle Gettysburg, Pa. 

382. Annie [Myers]... Table Rock, Pa. 

374. Annie Waynesboro, Pa. 

133. Anna Lovina .Mickleys, Pa. 

351. Annie E_ Seneca Falls, N.Y. 

324. Annie S ..[Albright] Washington, D. C. 

304. Annie D Mickleys, Pa. 

296. Anna E _ Catasauqua, Pa. 

263. AnnaM... [Wetzel].. Fairfield, Pa. 

250. Anna S Fairfield, Pa. 

244. Anna M YorkCounty, Pa, 

236. Annie .Waynesboro, Pa. 

194. Annie __ [Gordon] Franklin County, Pa. 

153. Anna C ..[Sieger] Siegersville, Pa. 

433. Anna.. _ Baltimore, Md. 

453. AnnaM _ Near Cashtown, Pa. 

466. Annie E 210 Green street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

477. AnnaM _ Ruchsville, Pa. 

448. Arthur.. ..Cashtown, Pa. 

105. Augustus Cashtown, Pa. 

268. Avilla. [Wolff] ...Orrglen, Pa. 

414. Avilla _ York, Pa. 

501. Arthur, P. J .St. Cloud, Minn. 

5. Barbara.. Mickleys, Pa. 

35. Barbara [Dieterly] Bedminster, Pa. 

232. Bertie Waynesboro, Pa. 

167. Bayard T Waterloo, N. Y. 

442. Bertha B Sevens Stars, Pa. 

455. Bertha K Cashtown, Pa. 


-299. Bessie C Catasauqua, Pa. 

492. Blanch E __ Cashtown, Pa. 

Tg8. Blanch Waynesboro, Pa. 

429. Carrie _ _ York, Pa. 

■297. Carrie E.._ _ Catasauqua, Pa. 

145. Carolines [Levan] .Coplay, Pa. 

341. Caroline.. [Paul] .. Allentown, Pa. 

16. Catherine [Balliet] Shamokin, Pa. 

2 1 . Catherine [Biesecker] Adams County, Pa. 

28. Catherine [Beisher] . Bedminster, Pa. 

43. Catherine [Seigfried] Lehigh County, Pa. 

49. Catherine [Burkhalter] Clinton County, Ind. 

70. Catherine [Miller].. Cashtown, Pa. 

129. Catherine A Allentown, Pa. 

362. Catherine B Waterloo, N. Y. 

199. Catherine ..[Bell] Waynesboro, Pa. 

381. Catherine.. [Hartman] Mumasburg, Pa. 

152. Catherine [Zeigler] Mechanics ville, Pa. 

489. Calvin Seven Stars, Pa. 

154. CarlM St. Cloud, Minn. 

in. Charlotte [Donalson] Cashtown, Pa. 

275. Charlotte [Thorn] Gettysburg, Pa. 

246. Charlotte [Salterham] Mt. Royal, Pa. 

56. Christina [Byle] Seigfrieds, Pa. 

54. Charles Trexlertown, Pa. 

64. Charles Waverly, Iowa 

103. Charles Ortanna, Pa. 

149. Charles Allentown, Pa. 

255. Charles ._ .Belle Plain, Kansas 

327. Charles F Allentown, Pa. 

339. Charles H Allentown, Pa. 

464. Charles L Philadelphia, Pa. 

411. Charles Voltaire, Pa. 

432. Charles... .Baltimore, Md. 

360. Charles E Fairfield, Pa. 

9. Christian Mickleys, Pa. 


500. Clara G St. Cloud, Minn. 

387. Clara [Rebert] Cashtown, Pa.. 

173. Clara B.__ Waterloo, N. Y. 

361. Clara Greencastle, Pa. 

449. Clarice Cashtown, Pa. 

447. Clarence Cashtown, Pa. 

350. Clarence H _ Mansfield, Ohio 

179. Cora LeMars, Iowa 

291. Cora Margaret, Kansas 

397. Cora A Columbus, Ohio 

440. Cora M Seven Stars, Pa. 

454. Cora E___ Cashtown, Pa. 

427. Cora Baltimore, Md. 

334. Crisse D fronton, Pa. 

402. Daisy B ..Fairfield, Pa. 

430. Daisy Baltimore, Md. 

491. Daisy McKnightstown, Pa. 

13. Daniel Greensboro, Pa. 

24. Daniel Adams County, Pa. 

76. Daniel Fairfield, Pa. 

82. Daniel _ Waynesboro, Pa. 

94. Daniel Cashtown, Pa. 

117. Daniel ._ Cashtown, Pa. 

190. Daniel ___Fairfield, Pa. 

206. Daniel Waynesboro, Pa. 

362. Daniel Harrisburg, Pa. 

365. Daniel Waynesboro, Pa. 

398. Daniel Columbus, Ohio 

477. Daniel R_._ Ruchsville, Pa. 

78. David Ortanna, Pa. 

148. David _ Ironton, Pa. 

258. David A... Fairfield, Pa. 

385. David A Cashtown, Pa. 

161. Delancy : Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

168. Dewitt Waterloo, N. Y. 

212. Dorothy R [Rebert] Cashtown, Pa. 


62. Deborah [Fegley] Waterloo, N. Y. 

295. Edgar C Catasauqua, Pa. 

312. Edgar, M Philadelphia, Pa. 

388. Edgar L Burkittsville, Md. 

293. Edith R__ Catasauqua, Pa. 

373. Edna Waynesboro, Pa., 

494. Edna _ Cashtown, Pa. 

163. Edson L _ Waterloo, N. Y. 

61. Edward B ...Waterloo, N. Y. 

242.' Edward York, Pa. 

349. Edward B Mansfield, Ohio 

128. Edwin Mickleys, Pa. 

321. Edwin A _ Mickleys, Pa. 

473. Edwin A _ .Ruchsville, Pa. 

164. Edwin __ Waterloo, N. Y. 

104. Eli ___ Frederick, Md. 

221. Eli Funkstown, Pa. 

252. Elias F Perth, Kansas. 

272. Elliot P Cashtown, Pa. 

438. Elmer E Perth, Kansas 

437. Elma C Alburtis, Pa. 

233. Ella Waynesboro, Pa. 

478. Ella M. Mickleys, Pa. 

323. Ella C. [Bieber]. Kutztown, Pa. 

335. Ellen J. .. [Kugler]... Easton, Pa. 

290. Eleanora [Saunders] La Joya, New Mexico 

470. Elizabeth G Philadelphia, Pa. 

55. Elizabeth [Fahler] Allentown, Pa. 

44.' Elizabeth [Troxell] .Allentown, Pa. 

74. Elizabeth [Diehl]. New Oxford, Pa. 

92. Elizabeth. ..[Walter] Virginia 

no. Elizabeth .[Trostle].. Adams County, Pa. 

205. Elizabeth [Stephy] Waynesboro, Pa. 

193. Elizabeth Fairfield, Pa. 

495. Elizabeth G Cashtown, Pa. 

471. Elizabeth G Philadelphia, Pa. 


170. Elsie L [Loveridge] Waterloo, N. Y. 

141. Eliza A . Mickleys, Pa. 

130. Eliza _ [Kuntz] .Nazareth, Pa. 

403. Effie M _ Fairfield, Pa. 

484. Edward Eastern, Pa. 

71. Eliza _ ___ , Illinois 

498. Edward G.. St. Cloud, Minn. 

228. Emma [Shellrhan[_ ..Cashtown, Pa. 

367. Emma . Waynesboro, Pa. 

393 Emma .Funkstown, Pa. 

178. Emma [Comine]... Janesville, Iowa 

408. Emma [Hinkle] Voltaire, Pa. 

270. Emmaline A Cashtown, Pa. 

189. Emma F [Trostle] Fairfield, Pa. 

113. Ephraim Adams County, Pa. 

126. Ephraim . . _' Mickleys, Pa. 

160. Erastus Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

58. Esther [Troxell] Clinton County, Ind. 

"an. Esther [Hagerman] Cashtown, Pa. 

284. Euphemia. [Nicholas] - Bedminster, Pa. 

354. Eva ..Auburn, N. Y. 

471. Eva H Ruchsville, Pa. 

443. Eva G Seven Stars, Pa. 

444. Fannie D .Seven Stars, Pa. 

182. Frances _ ..[Van Ordstrand]. Waverly, Iowa 

166. FrancesE.. ..[Mosher] Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

134. Francisca Mickleys, Pa. 

345. Francis W. : Lincoln, Neb. 

379. Frank New Salem, Ohio 

439. Frank F Perth, Kansas 

158. Franklin. Waterloo, N. Y. 

144. Franklin P. Ballietsville, Pa. 

346. Franklin B.._ .Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

319. Franklin P Mickleys, Pa. 

399. Franklin M. Columbus, Ohio 

347. Frederick _ Cleveland, Ohio 

301. Frederick W Philadelphia, Pa. 


172. Georgianna [Westbrook] Fayette, N. Y. 

115. George... Cashtown, Pa. 

238. George Waynesboro, Pa. 

401. George O. Fairfield, Pa. 

394. George Funkstown, Pa. 

288. Granville.. Margaret, Kansas 

435'. Grant Denver, Col. 

497. Gertrude York, Pa. 

372. Grace _ Waynesboro, Pa. 

445. Goldie M _ _ Syracuse, N. Y. 

462. Guy Cashtown, Pa. 

52. Hannah . [Lugwig] Allentown, Pa. 

108. Hannah .Cashtown, Pa. 

120. Hannah .[Fackenthal] Doylestown, Pa. 

151. Hannah [Wolf] Allentown, Pa. 

137. Hannah .[Benkert] London, England 

224. Hannah M [Metz] Fairfield, Pa. 

33. Hannah [Deiterly] Bedminister, Pa. 

486. Harold Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

234. Harriet .[Bennett] Waynesboro, Pa. 

215. Harriet [Hershy] Gettysburg, Pa. 

81. Harriet _ [Pitzer] _..Ortanna, Pa. 

186. Harriet R... [Myers] Fairfield, Pa. 

427. Harry ...York, Pa. 

293. Harry T. Catasauqua, Pa. 

487. Harry W New Salern, Ohio 

364. Harvey J.. Scottsdale, Pa. 

426. Harry York, Pa. 

286. Harvey.. - Margaret, Kansas 

174. Helena -Waterloo, N. Y. 

282. Helena ._ '. - Philadelphia, Pa. 

475. Helen M Ruchsville, Pa. 

330. HeinrichJ. --. - Brainard, Minn. 

Henry - - Whitehall, Pa. 

Henry Mickleys, Pa. 

84. Henry - Seven Stars, Pa. 



256. Henry .Fairfield, Pa. 

176. Henry --- Le Mars, Iowa 

204. Henry .. Waynesboro, Pa. 

135. Henry J - Philadelphia, Pa. 

311. Henry J Philadelphia, Pa. 

159. Henry C. . Mansfield, Ohio 

156. Henry L Hamburg, Pa. 

352. Henry L Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

359. Herbert W Jersey City, N. J. 

77. Hester [Plank] .Gettysburg, Pa. 

88. Hester [Bushy] Hornstown, Pa. 

219. Hiram Gettysburg, Pa. 

326. Howard Ballietsville, Pa. 

480. Howard L Mickleys, Pa. 

177. Hudson Auburn, N. Y. 

377. Henrietta [Mickley] Cashtown, Pa. 

344. Henrietta [Nyce] Hamburg, Pa. 

285. Ida E [Saunders] La Joya, New Mexico 

318. Ida H [Breinig] .Near Mickleys, Pa. 

475. IdaM _._ Ruchsville, Pa. 

195. Ida ...[Cleek]. ..Adams County, Pa. 

483. Irwin Easton, Pa. 

154. Isabella _ _ Trexlertown, Pa. 

386. IssAC. _ _ Cashtown, Pa. 

217. Israel _ Cashtown, Pa. 

418. Israel R York, Pa. 

481. Irene _ Coplay, Pa. 

348. Irene E [Kern] Mansfield, Ohio 

25. Jacob Adams County, Pa. 

31. Jacob Bedminster, Pa. 

38. Jacob. _ Mickleys, Pa. 

96. Jacob _ __ Florhs, Pa. 

216. Jacob McKnightstown, Pa. 

421. Jacob C _ Roanoke, Ind. 

67. James ..Allentown, Pa. 


85. James Adams County, Pa. 

21*4. James Near Gettysburg, Pa. 

223. James Fairfield, Pa. 

482. James G Easton, Pa. 

407. James R 1 Fairfield, Pa. 

127. James W Catasauqua, Pa. 

300. James W Catasauqua, Pa. 

132. Jane [Phillips] Pulaski City, Va. 

184. Jane [Healy] Janesville, Iowa 

405. Jane _ Fairfield, Pa. 

227. Jane... [Henry] _ Cashtown, Pa. 

114. Jeremiah Adams County, Pa. 

218. Jeremiah M__ Burkittsville, Md. 

356. Jessie Fay Auburn, N. Y. 

410. John Voltaire, Pa. 

368. John _ __ ...Philadelphia, Pa. 

73. John. Fairfield, Pa. 

18. John___ Adams County, Pa. 

97. John _ Voltaire, Pa. 

50. John _ Near Hokendauqua, Pa. 

188. John _ _ . _ Philadelphia, Pa. 

209. John ..Waynesboro, Pa. 

249. John _ _ _ York, Pa. 

-270. John A Cashtown, Pa. 

420. John A Roanoke, Ind. 

1271. John A Cashtown, Pa. 

.-298. John C Catasauqua, Pa. 

438. John Joseph. Perth, Kansas 

1. John Jacob Mickleys, Pa. 

8. John Jacob , Mickleys, Pa. 

.138. John Jacob Visalia, Cal. 

.•292. John Jacob Margaret, Kansas 

307. John Jacob Mickleys, Pa. 

342. John Heinbach Allentown, Pa. 

460. John Oscar __ Cashtown, Pa. 

2. John Martin.. Adams County, Pa. 

3. John Peter ___ Bedminster, Pa. 


12. Joseph Franklin County, Pa„ 

41. Joseph Philadelphia, Pa.. 

53. Joseph Lehigh County, Pa. 

140. Joseph P., U. S. N Mickleys, Pa.. 

317. Joseph B Xoplay, Pa. 

422. Joseph E_ Roanoke, Ind. 

120. Josiah _ Bedminster, Pa.. 

136. Josephine _ _ [Johnson] Philadelphia, Pa. 

116. Julia__ [Wilson] .__ Gettysburg, Pa. 

23. Julia . [Piper]. Huntington County, Pa.. 

102. Kate , [Comfort] Gettysburg, Pa. 

467. Katie E Philadelphia, Pa. 

363. Lavina [Smith]. ..Waynesboro, Pa. 

239. Lavina [Reiser] Hall, Pa. 

266. Lemuel Syracuse, N. Y. 

343. Lewis.. Hamburg, Pa. 

500. Lewis J. St. Cloud, Minn. 

355. Le Roy ..Auburn, N. Y.. 

119. Levi O Pipersville, Pa. 

358. Lena M... ...Jersey City, N. J. 

357. Lida _ Jersey City, N. J. 

231. Lillie - _ Waynesboro, Pa. 

305. Lillie E _ [Chance] Wayne, Pa.. 

389. Lillie A.. ..[Shellenburger] ..Carlisle, Pa. 

416. Laura .[Stine] York County, Pa. 

325. Laura [Hauck] Easton, Pa. 

425. Louisa _. [Althen] , YorkCounty, Pa. 

279. Lucinda Bedminster, Pa. 

376. Lucy A [Deardorff] ..Cashtown, Pa. 

384. Lydia _ . . [Warren] McKnightstown, Pa. 

287. Lycurgus Margaret, Kansas . 

247. Lucinda [Baublitz] Strinestown, Pa. 

6. Magdalena [Dsshler] Irish Settlement, Pa. 

302. Mabel C Catasauqua, Pa.. 


213. Magdalena [Rebert] Cashtown, Pa. 

59. Magdalena [Siegfried] Waterloo, N. Y. 

46. Magdalena [Burkhalter] Lower Milford, Pa. 

404. Maggie K Fairfield, Pa. 

197. Margaret Waynesboro, Pa. 

78. Margaret [Musseliman] Fairfield, Pa. 

89. Margaret [Hake] York County, Pa. 

235. Margaret [Pitzer] Waynesboro, Pa. 

261. Margaret A [Donalson]... Fairfield, Pa. 

20. Margaret [Saeger] ..Allentown, Pa. 

26. Maria M .[Hecker] Allentown, Pa. 

27. Maria [Snyder] Philadelphia, Pa. 

262. Maria S [Stoops] Fairfield, Pa. 

99. Maria [Comfort] Gettysburg, Pa. 

146. Maria A ..Mickleys, Pa. 

400. Marietta Columbus, Ohio 

378. Marietta [Henry]. Cashtown, Pa. 

289. Mary ..Margaret, Kansas 

369. Mary ..Waynesboro, Pa. 

479. Marcus W Mickleys, Pa. 

370. Marshall Waynesboro, Pa. 

80. Martin ^ Fairfield, Pa. 

441. Mary A Seven Stars, Pa. 

458. Mary E * Cashtown, Pa. 

200. Mary [Bell] Waynesboro, Pa. 

124. Mary [Weaver]. Macungie, Pa. 

407. Mary E__ [Lowers] .Voltaire, Pa. 

276. Mary E._ _ Cashtown, Pa. 

183. Mary E._ [Newell] Janesville, Iowa 

208. Mary A.. ...Waynesboro, Pa. 

157. Mary A [Guth] Guths, Pa. 

333. Mary A [Biery] Ironton, Pa. 

393. Mary L. Gettysburg, Pa. 

48. Mary M [Snyder] Bloomsburg, Pa. 

185. Mary M. [Bomgarden]. Fairfield, Pa. 

27. Mary [Snyder] , Ohio 



68. Mary A .[Bell] Adams County, Pa. 

37. Mary M [Moyer] Mercer County, Pa. 

107. Mary M , [Hentzleman] Cashtown, Pa. 

281. Mary E .[Sheetz] ..Philadelphia, Pa. 

502. MathiasF St. Cloud, Minn. 

237. Matilda [Little] ..Waynesboro, Pa. 

461. Maud.. Cashtown, Pa. 

353. Maud A [Poulein] Washington, D. C. 

493. MaudC. Cashtown, Pa. 

220. Melinda [Cover] Gettysburg, Pa. 

434. Melvin Denver, Col. 

273. Mervin O. Cashtown, Pa. 

457. Millie I Cashtown, Pa. 

306. Minnie F ..Mickleys, Pa. 

230. Minnie .Waynesboro, Pa. 

452. MitchellS Cashtown, Pa. 

380. Morgan McKnightstown, Pa. 

257. Naomi E _._[Ogden]_ Fairfield, Pa. 

364. Nora Cashtown, Pa. 

366. Nora .Waynesboro, Pa. 

314. Oscar F Ruchsville, Pa. 

280. Pearson ..Philadelphia, Pa. 

468. Pearson Philadelphia, Pa. 

10. Peter Mickleys, Pa. 

ig. Peter Mickleys, Pa. 

32. Peter. Bedminster, Pa. 

42. Peter Mickleys, Pa. 

83. Peter Cashtown, Pa. 

95. Peter Florhs, Pa. 

123. Peter O Margaret, Kansas 

203. Peter Green Castle, Pa. 

226. Peter Fairfield, Pa. 

315. Prestcn Mickleys, Pa. 



■■303. Ralph C Catasauqua, Pa. 

-283. Reed Bedminster, Pa. 

.456. Robert E Cashtown, Pa. 

446. Ronald E__ Syracuse, N. Y. 

459. Roy A Cashtown, Pa. 

•259. Rebecca [Brown].. Fairfield, Pa. 

248. Rebecca .[Braum] York, Pa. 

-229. Rebecca [Funt] Cashtown, Pa. 

125. Rebecca [Thomas] Catasauqua, Pa. 

109. Rebecca [Bercaw] Near Cashtown , Pa. 

98. Rebecca [Hinman] Lancaster, Pa. 

87. Rebecca [Bushy] .Wyattsville, Pa. 

196. Robert Waynesboro, Pa. 

14. Sarah.. [Blumer] Allentown, Pa. 

:3g. Sarah [Schwartz] Northampton County, Pa. 

47. Sarah.. [Hass] Mercer County, Pa. 

69. Sarah [Beisecker] Delphi, Ind. 

75. Sarah [Plank]... Gettysburg, Pa. 

91. Sarah [Hereter] Gettysburg, Pa. 

93. Sarah [Plank] Near Gettysburg, Pa. 

110. Sarah [Pettis] Near Cashtown, Pa. 

139. Sarah J [Wilson] ..Laramie, Wyoming 

187. Sarah. [Culp] Near Fairfield, Pa. 

:2oi. Sarah ...[Summers] Waynesboro, Pa. 

241. Sarah York County, Pa. 

-254. Sarah S [Fuss] , Kansas 

269. Sarah Frederick City, Md. 

274. Sarah [Cover] McKnightstown, Pa. 

320. Sarah J Mickleys, Pa. 

336. Sarah A [Hammersly] Allentown, Pa. 

.415. Sarah J York, Pa. 

.419. Sarah E. [Dubbs] Roanoke, Ind. 

391. Sallie M Gettysburg, Pa. 

450. Sallie Cashtown, Pa. 

.488. Samuel J New Salem, Ohio 

265. Samuel Orrglen, Pa. 



465. Samuel A Philadelphia, Pa^ 

51. Salome [Troxell].. Mechanicsville, Pa. 

417. Savilla York, Pa. 

375. Savilla [Sheely] Cashtown, Pa. 

277. Sherry F Cashtown, Pa. 

413. Silas... Voltaire, Pa. 

210. Simon. .. Waynesboro, Pa. 

243. Solomon Roanoke, Ind. 

451. Stella Cashtown, Pa. 

308. Stella _ Alburtis, Pa.. 

65. Stephen.. Le Mars, Iowa. 

180. Stephen Buffalo, N. Y. 

161. Stephen D Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

90. Susan [Arendt] Arendtsville, Pa. 

7. Susanna [Miller] Whitehall, Pa. 

106. Susanna ...Near Cashtown, Pa.. 

169. Susan J. Waterloo, N. Y. 

202. Susan [Good]... Waynesboro, Pa.. 

30. Susanna [Statzel].. Philadelphia, Pa. 

57. Susanna [Moyer]... Lehigh County, Pa. 

22. Susanna. [Biery] Allentown, Pa. 

66. Thomas.. Waverly, Iowa 

142. Thomas _ Mickleys , Pa. 

340. Thomas F Allentown, Pa. 

423. Thomas E. _ Roanoke, Ind. 

469. Thomas E__ Philadelphia, Pa. 

472. Thomas B Ruchsville, Pa.. 

250. Urias Denver, Col.. 

332. Urias D Ironton, Pa_ 

490. Virginia McKnightstown, Pa.. 

383. Virginia [Plank] McKnightstown, Pa.. 





Wesley A Perth, Kansas 

William J. Mickleys, Pa. 

William Fairfield, Pa. 

William B Waterloo, N. Y. 

William D. Allentown, Pa. 

William Columbus, Ohio 

William Jersey City, N. J. 

William J__ Altmrtis, Pa. 

Wilbur L Berkittsville, Va. 

Winfield S Allentown, Pa. 

.360. Zillah Jersey City, N. J. 


The following index contains the names of those who* 
have been united by marriage with the descendants of 
John Jacob Mickley, as far as they are recorded in the 
preceding catalogue. The place of residence is indi- 
cated as accurately as could be determined : 

No. Names. Residence. 

273. Adams, Catherine Cashtown, Pa. 

324. Albright, James Washington, D. C. 

63. Alleman, Sarah Waterloo, N. Y.. 

410. Aldinger, Kate Voltaire, Pa. 

425. Althen, Fred York County, Pa. 

go. Arendt, Israel Arendtsville, Pa.. 

9. Balliet, Paul Ballietsville, Pa. 

16. Balliet, John Shamokin, Pa. 

243. Baker, Elizabeth Roanoke, Ind. 

71. Barkdsell, John .Illinois. 

247. Baublitz, Peter .. Strinestown, Pa. 

28. Beisher, Jacob Bedminster, Pa. 

68. Bell, George Adams County, Pa. 

199. Bell, Jonas.. Waynesboro, Pa.. 

200. Bell, Daniel.. -Waynesboro, Pa. 

137. Benkert, George London, England 

234. Bennett, Joseph Waynesboro, Pa. 

109. Bercaw, Samuel.. Cashtown, Pa.. 

323. Bieber, Walter.. Kutztown, Pa. 

6. Bieber, Michael Whitehall, Pa. 

19. Biery, Rebecca D Mickleys, Pa_ 


18. Biery, Margaret Adams County, Pa. 

333- Biery, John Ironton, Pa. 

10. Biery, Salome Mickleys, Pa. 

22. Biery, Frederick Allentown, Pa. 

ioo. Biesecker, Rebecca Fairfield, Pa. 

21. Biesecker, Jacob Adams County, Pa, 

69. Biesecker, John Delphi, Ind. 

251. Biesecker, Margaret Denver, Col. 

278. Blocher, Clara.. Cashtown, Pa. 

14. Blumer, Henry _ Allentown, Pa. 

41. Blumer, Diana Allentown, Pa. 

339. Bohler, Sarah Allentown, Pa. 

185. Bomgarden, Samuel Fairfield, Pa. 

97. Boyer, Elizabeth.. Voltaire, Pa. 

328. Brader, Emma Easton, Pa. 

248. Braum, Peter... York, Pa. 

318. Breinig, Oliver B. F_ Mickleys, Pa. 

259. Brown, John D. 

117. Bucher, Martha Cashtown, Pa. 

— . Burkhalter, Elizabeth B._ Mickleys, Pa. 

11. Burkhalter, Mary M Mickleys, Pa. 

343. Burkhalter, Barbara Hamburg, Pa. 

46. Burkhalter, Charles Lower Milford, Pa. 

49. Burkhalter, Daniel Clinton County, Ind. 

87. Bushy, Henry Wyattsville, Pa. 

88. Bushy, Nicholas Hornestown, Pa. 

42. Butz, Anna Mickleys, Pa. 

144. Butz, Sarah Ballietsville, Pa. 

56. Byle, Peter Seigfrieds, Pa. 

158. Callorn, Anna. Waterloo, N. Y. 

305. Chance, Dr. Henry M.. Wayne, Pa. 

160. Clement, Margaret Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

195. Cleek, Jacob Franklin County, Pa. 

102. Comfort, Peter. Gettysburg, Pa. 

99. Comfort, Henry.. ..Gettysburg, Pa. 

178. Comine, Joseph Janesville, Iowa 


127. Cooper, Anna L Catasauqua, Pa. 

220. Cover, Thomas.. Gettysburg, Pa. 

274. Cover, William. - Gettysburg, Pa. 

80. Crook, Anna Fairfield, Pa. 

187. Culp, William.. Fairfield, Pa. 

376. Deardorff, Daniel H Cashtown, Pa. 

6. Deshler, Peter.. Whitehall, Pa. 

15. Deshler, Joseph (?) - Whitehall, Pa. 

60. Deshler, John.. Waterloo, N. Y. 

9. Deshler, Elizabeth Whitehall, Pa. 

126. Deshler, Eliza Ann. Mickleys, Pa. 

120. Dieterly, Elizabeth Bedminster, Pa. 

36. Dieterly, George Bedminster, Pa. 

33. Dierterly, Daniel.- Bedminster, Pa. 

74. Diehl, George New Oxford, Pa. 

261. Donaldson, John A Fairfield, Pa. 

112. Donaldson, John Cashtown, Pa. 

241. Doll, Catherine York, Pa. 

154. Dorr, Augusta St. Cloud, Minn. 

419. Dubbs, Jacob ..Roanoke, Ind. 

280. Everhart, Mary.. Philadelphia, Pa. 

123. Eckert, Lydia Ann... .Margaret, Kansas 

143. Erdman, Maria... Mickleys, Pa. 

380. Ere, Mary. McKnightstown, Pa. 

120. Fackenthal, Jacob Doylestown, Pa, 

55. Fahler, George Allentown, Pa. 

62. Fegley, David Waterloo, N. Y. 

54. Fegley, Henrietta Near Mechanicsviile, Pa. 

128. Fogel, Matilda E. Mickleys, Pa. 

266. Ford, Ida F__ Syracuse, N. Y. 

255. Forney, M Bell Plain, Kansas 

24. Florh, Salome.. Adams County, Pa. 

218. Fraine, Emily Burkittsville, Md. 

222. Fritz, Sarah Columbus, Ohio 


'64. Frantz, Sarah.. _;__Le Mars, Iowa 

"148. Frantz, Maria. Ironton, Pa. 

64. Frantz, Margaret Waverly, Iowa 

177. Frink, Mary. Auburn, F. Y. 

229. Funt, Grant ..Cashtown, Pa. 

254. Fuss, Ezra Kansas 

161. Garlick, Harriet Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

: 203. Gilbert, Margaret Green Castle, Pa. 

■202. Good, Daniel Waynesboro, Pa. 

194. Gorden, George Franklin County, Pa. 

272. Gorden, Millicent ._ Cashtown, Pa. 

245. Gladfelter, Rose Baltimore, Md. 

266. Grimes, Margaret.. Adams County, Pa. 

157. Guth, Moses... Guths, Pa. 

103. Green, Jane Ortanna, Pa. 

211. Hagerman, George Cashtown, Pa. 

25. Hahn, Barbara. Adams County, Pa. 

89. Hake, Peter ...York County, Pa. 

;336. Hammersley, James B ...Allentown, Pa. 

73. H antzleman, Harriet Fairchild, Pa. 

.107. Hantzleman, Daniel. Cashtown, Pa. 

12. Hartman, Eliza... Franklin County, Pa. 

.381. Hartman, John. Mumasburg, Pa. 

47. Hass, John. Lehigh County, Pa. 

.181. Hatfield, Kate Jersey City, N. J. 

325. Hauck, Alvin. ...Easton, Pa. 

184. Healy, Homer Janesville, Iowa 

26. Hecker, Jonas Allentown, Pa. 

149. Heimbach, Eliza .Allentown, Pa. 

316. Hknninger, Frank Ironton, Pa. 

378. Henry, Dill Cashtown, Pa. 

:227. Henry, George.. Cashtown, Pa. 

■252. Herbert, Mary. Perth, Kansas 

91. Heretor, Jacob Adams County, Pa. 

83. Heretor, Anna ...Cashtown, Pa. 


85. Hershy, Harriet Adams County, Pa: 

214. Hershy, Mary.. Gettysburg, Pa.. 

215. Hershy, George -- Gettysburg, Pa. 

408. Hinkle, B. F... Voltaire, Pa.. 

98. Hinman, John Lancaster, Pa.. 

41 . Hopfeldt, Cordelia - Philadelphia, Pa. . 

423. Hubley, Claudia. Roanoke, Kansas- 

136. Johnson, John J... Philadelphia, Pa.. 

388. Karn, Hannah Waynesboro, Pa.. 

3. Keck, Eva.. Bedminster, Pa. 

131. Keck, Lucy Alburtis, Pa.. 

38. Kern, Anna... Mickleys, Pa.. 

52. Kern, Joseph. 

348. Kern, Rufus A Mansfield, Ohio-- 

96. Knause, Mary... Florhs, Pa. 

326. Koch, Margaret Ballietsville, Pa.. 

317. Kohler, Laura. Coplay, Pa.. 

130. Kuntz, Rev. D. M Nazareth, Pa. 

335. Kugler, John Easton, Pa. 

35. Kramer, Samuel .Bedminster, Pa. 

240. Laird, Hannah Voltaire, Pa. 

145. Levan, Frances.. Coplay, Pa. 

88. Lower, Conrad ..Hornestown, Pa. 

379. Lohr, Sarah ...New Salem, Ohio 

315. Long, Susan Mickleys, Pa.. 

170. Loveridge, Oliver P Waterloo, N. Y.. 

331. Lucas, Frank. ...Catasauqua, Pa.. 

52. Ludwig, George. Allentown, Pa.. 

138. Luther, Emma Lois Visalia, Cal.. 

71. Lutz, Benjamin , Ind. 

222. Lilly, M .Columbus, Ohio. 

224. Metz, Jesse... Fairfield, Pa.. 

135. Majilton, Mary J. Philadelphia, Pa_ 



267. Mickley, Henrietta.. Cashtown, Pa. 

377- Mickley, Americus G Cashtown, Pa. 

7. Miller, Andrew Whitehall, Pa. 

1. Miller, Susane Mickleys, Pa. 

53. Miller, Catherine Lehigh County, Pa. 

66. Miller, Margaret... Waverly, Iowa 

180. Miller, Sarah Buffalo, N. Y. 

70. Miller, Martin L ..Cashtown, Pa. 

116. Miller, Jacob Gettysburg, Pa. 

385. Minter, Sarah J Cashtown, Pa. 

37. Moyer, Daniel Mercer County, Pa. 

57- Moyer, Thomas Lehigh County, Pa. 

158. Mountain, Mary Mansfield, Ohio 

166. Mosher, William A Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

219. Mundorff, Charlotte Gettysburg, Pa. 

78. Mussleman, Christian Fairfield, Pa. 

258. Mussleman, Sarah , Fairfield, Pa. 

95. Myers, Sarah... Florhs, Pa. 

103. Myers, Lydia.. New Salem, Ohio 

186. Myers, Latimer... _ Fairfield, Pa. 

382. Myers, Robert Table Rock, Pa. 

183. Newell, Daniel _ Janesville, Ohio 

313. Newhard, M Near Allentown, Pa. 

284. Nicholas, William S Bedminster, Pa. 

34. Ott, Samuel Bedminster, Pa. 

32. Ott, Mary Bedminster, Pa. 

257. Ogden, Robert Fairfield, Pa. 

341. Paul, Nicholas Allentown, Pa. 

no. Pettis, Samuel Cashtown, Pa. 

132. Phillips, Enoch... Pulaski City, Va. 

23. Piper, John Huntington County, Pa. 

81. Pitzer, Levi Ortanna, Pa. 

235. Pitzer, Charles Waynesboro, Pa. 

83. Pitzer, Rebecca Cashtown, Pa. 


216. Pitzer, Eliza. ..McKnightstown, Pa. 

77. Plank, George ...Gettysburg, Pa. 

75. Plank, George Gettysburg, Pa. 

93. Plank, Abraham Gettysburg, Pa. 

383. Plank, Harvey .McKnightstown, Pa. 

100. Polley, Harriet _ .Fairfield, Pa. 

353. Poullin, D. Edward Washington, D. C. 

213. Rebert, James Cashtown, Pa. 

387. Rebert, William M Cashtown, Pa. 

212. Rebert, Joseph.. Cashtown, Pa. 

84. Rebert, Elizabeth Seven Stars, Pa. 

239. Reeser, Joseph Hall, Pa. 

171. Richardson, Erastus J Waterloo, N. Y. 

217. Rife, Elizabeth Cashtown, Pa. 

84. Reynolds, Rebecca. Fairfield, Pa. 

221. Rook, Mary Funkstown, Pa. 

20. Saeger, Jacob _ Allentown, Pa. 

290. Saunders, John M La Joya, New Mexico 

285. Saunders, Edwin .La Joya, New Mexico 

246. Satterham, Peter Mt. Royal, Pa. 

314. Schadt, Jemima Ruchsville, Pa. 

39. Schwartz, John ..Northampton County, Pa. 

150. Shadt, Henry Ruchsville, Pa. 

40. Sheldon, Andrew Mickleys, Pa. 

188. Scott, Clara... Philadelphia, Pa. 

228. Shellman, George. Cashtown, Pa. 

375. Sheely, Jacob Cashtown, Pa. 

281. Sheetz, William. ..Philadelphia, Pa. 

389. Shellenberger, Dr. Eph Carlisle, Pa. 

94. Shull, Catherine Cashtown, Pa. 

104. Shull, Elizabeth Frederick City, Md. 

237. Settle (or Little), George Waynesboro, Pa. 

84. Settle, Elizabeth Seven Stars, Pa. 

152. Sieger, John Siegersville, Pa. 


43. Siegfried, Daniel Lehigh County, Pa. 

59. Siegfried, Joseph Waterloo, N. Y. 

363. Smith, Thomas Waynesboro, Pa. 

147. Smith, Sarah ..Mickleys, Pa.. 

27. Snyder, George , Ohio- 

29. Snyder, Andrew Philadelphia, Pa... 

48. Snyder, Daniel Bloomsburg, Pa. 

30. Statzel, G. Henry Philadelphia, Pa.. 

14. Stein, Jacob _ Allentown, Pa. 

2. Steckel, Catherine .Adams County, Pa. 

416. Steine, Paul W York, Pa. 

205. Stephy, George Waynesboro, Pa. 

207. Stephy, Sarah Waynesboro, Pa. 

223. Singley, Elizabeth Fairfield, Pa. 

262. Stoops, Daniel... Fairfield, Pa. 

407. Sowers, John ..Voltaire, Pa.. 

201. Summers, George ..Waynesboro, Pa.. 

204. Summers, Sarah .Waynesboro, Pa.. 

105. Stover, Elizabeth .Cashtown, Pa.. 

125. Thomas, Samuel.. Catasauqua, Pa. . 

275. Thorn, Charles.. Gettysburg, Pa. . 

hi. Trostle, Peter.. Cashtown, Pa. . 

189. Trostle, John Fairfield, Pa. 

386. Trostle, Ida Cashtown, Pa.. 

51. Troxell, John.. Mechanicsville, Pa... 

58. Troxell, Stephen Clinton County, Ind. 

44. Troxell, Peter .Allentown, Pa... 

61. Troxell, Catherine ...Waterloo, N. Y. 

182. Van Nordstrand, A Waverly, Iowa 

92. Walter, Henry , Virginia 

76. Walter, Elizabeth Fairfield, Pa. . 

384. Warren, Abraham McKnightstown, Pa. 

45. Wasser, John Lehigh County, Pa.. 


124. Weaver, Valentine .Macungie, Pa. 

172. Westbrook, Isaac Fayette, N. Y. 

^263. Wetzel, John Fairfield, Pa. 

116. White, James Gettysburg, Pa. 

122. White, William Doylestown, Pa. 

119. Worman, Lucy Ann Pipersville, Pa. 

116. Wilson, John _. Gettysburg, Pa. 

139. Wilson, William W Laramie City, Wyoming 

151. Wolf, Ludwig Allentown, Pa. 

268. Wolff, Rev. D. W Orrglen, Pa. 

40. Youndt, John Mickleys, Pa. 

152. Zeigler, John Mechanicsville, Pa. 

.421. Zent, Cora Roanoke, Ind. 


Insert on page 55, after No. 182: 

183. Mary E., born May 4th, 1857; married Daniel Newell, Janes- 
ville, Iowa. 

Insert on page 53, after Erastus, 160: 

161. Stephen Decator, born,, 1850; married Harriet Garlick, Sen. 
eca Falls, N. Y.