The Henckel Spelling-
Soon after the arrival in America of this family, the emigrant and his sons changed the spelling of their name by dropping the letter "c" and thereafter for a period the name Henkel appeared in common usage. In the succeeding generation a grandson, Anthony Henkel III again changed the spelling of the name, this time to Hinkle. While Henkel and Henkle continued in use in many families, the greater number of descendants retain the spelling Hinkle and this is especially true of descendants of this sixth branch.
I have recorded our Hinkle family history back to,
Matthias Henckel (1635-1678)
of Allendorf-ad-Lumbda, Germany, but will trace our descendants of the sixth branch only to the present time on this blog. 
Georg Henckel was born in the midst of the 30 Years War. He was descended from Dr. Johann Henkel, chaplain to Queen marie of Hungary. The family belonged to the nobility, the Count Henkel Von Poeltzig.
He matriculated at Giessen University July 25, 1650, in the fourth class, at the age of 15 years. He became a teacher and was made preceptor of the school at Mehrenberg (near Weilberg) in 1662 where he remained until his death in 1678. He was buried in the Lutheran Church Cemetery at Mehrenberg and his widow who returned with her family to Steinberg, her early home, died there and was buried on March 11, 1770 in the Lutheran Cemetery.
Source- Myrtle F. Harbin Lind and The Pastoral Years of Rev. Anthony Henckel 1692-1717 by Ann Hinkle Gable. Copyright 1991.

When Anthony was 10 years old, his father died in 1678. His mother was pregnant and stayed until after the birth of Anna Eulalia. The family then moved to Steinmerk (Steinberg) near Giessen, Germany.
Anthony entered Giessen Univ. in 1688 at the age of 20. He was examined for the ministry at Giessen University, passed and ordained on Feb. 28, 1692, as a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the same day was installed as pastor of the Lutheran Church of Eschelbronn.
Pfarrer Anthony Jacob Henckel's ministry of 25 years in Germany was spent within a radius to the east and south of the city of Heidelberg. 
Henckel was ordained February 28, 1692 at Eschelbronn, Germany.
*Called February 28, 1692 as pfarrer (pastor) of the Church at Eschelbronn by Baron John Anton of Pfeltz.
* Called February 23, 1693 as pfarrer of the Church at Monchzell, Germany by Baron John Melchoir of Vestenburg.
* Called in 1695 as pfarrer of Daudenzell and Breitenbronn, Germany by Baron Von Gemmingen.
* Recalled in 1714 to the Church at Monchzell by Baron John Melchoir of Vestenburg.
* Called in October 1714 as pfarrer of Neckergemund and Zuzenhausen, Germany.
*Pfarrer Henckel appeared to have served these churches until June 3, 1717 when he resigned.

The Lutheran Church was a driving force that shaped Anthony's life.

Due to the oppressing of the Lutheran ministry by the Catholics the Pfarrer Anthony Jacob Henckel came to America in 1717.

After his arrival at Philadelphia and settlement at New Hanover, now in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania he became pastor, in 1717, of the local Lutheran Church known as the "Old Swamp Church." Not only did he reorganize this church at Hanover but extended his work to the other districts in the area embraced in the original holdings of the Frankfort Land Company. He served the Swamp Lutheran Church as its fourth pastor from 1717 to 1728.

 He preached occasionally at the "Old Trappe Church" near Valley Forge, to the Tulpenhocken and Goshenhoppen Creek Congregations where he advised and aided in the organization of churches.

Henckel founded in 1721 what is now St. Michael's Lutheran Church at Germantown (now included in Philadelphia), Pennsylvania. This magnificent edifice has been repaired and rebuilt and is presently located at Germantown Avenue and Phillaenna Street. 

While returning home one dark night from the sick bed of one of his parishioners, his horse stumbled and threw him. He was carried into the home of Herman Groothausen, and died before morning on Aug. 17, 1728.  In the adjoining church cemetery of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Henckel, his wife and son Anthony (2nd) lie buried.
Twelve children were born to this family. Five of whom died in infancy before the family migrated to America. Seven children came to America with their parents.
The spelling of Henckel was changed on coming to America to Henkel, later to Henkle and then to Hinkle.
Source- Myrtle F. Harbin Lind and The Pastoral Years of Rev. Anthony Henckel 1692-1717, by Ann Hinkle Gable.
Penobscot Press Camden, Maine 1991

Rev. Anthonius Jacobus/Anthony Jacob Henckel 
was baptised on December 27th, 1668. 
In 1717, he brought his entire family to America; bought a farm at New Hanover and served several Lutheran congregations of the area as well as the congregation in Germantown. 
photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014
It is believed that he was the first pastor of the congregation here in Germantown.  
photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014
He died in the home of one of the members on August 12, 1728 after falling from his horse while traveling between Germantown and his home at New Hanover. 
I was not able to find this marker and this is the only photo in this blog post that was not taken by me.
(from- http://www.stmichaelsgermantown.org/?page_id=15)
His wife, Maria Elizabeth Dentzer Henckel was buried in 1744 and is one of the oldest legible stone marker in the church cemetery. 
I happened to catch two church members 
in the church and they allowed us to view 
the inside for a quick few minutes. 
The inside photos were rushed and fuzzy.
photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014
This plaque is on the left side of the alter 
in the main church - 
In Memory of 
Founder and First Pastor of
St. Michael's Church
and of 
His wife,
Whose Bodies repose in the 
Adjoining Church Yard.
Sprung from a Distinguished and God
Serving Ancestry, they emigrated from
Germany into Pennsylvania in the year 
1717, Became in their turn Progenitors 
Of a Stalwart race, which settled over 
a wide area of our country and gave to 
the State  many useful Citizens and to 
the Church, Theologians, Pastors and
Missionaries of Unswerving Faith
and Rare Ability.
Their Descendants
Have Erected this Memorial
A. D. 1917
photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

photo take by Suzan Persons, June 2014

Jacob (Antonius) Anthony Henckel II
{6 branch}
Jacob Anthony came to America with his parents in 1717. In 1739, he sold his share of the old homestead and bought lot No. 2 Cresheim, now Germantown. This lot contained about 29 acres and was situated on the main road about one mile west of Germantown. Here he built the "Mermaid Inn" in 1746. This Inn is still standing. He also built a blacksmith shop and a wagon yard. He was an elder in the St. Micheals Church from which he was a delegate to the first Lutheran Convertion (Synod) in America in 1748 and yearly thereafter until his death in 1751.
All of Jacob & Anna's children were born in Penn. Mary, the only daughter remained in Penn. Son John went to York Co., Pa. Philip went to Bucks Co., Pa.  Anthony III, Charles, Peter, Michael, Henry and Benjamin moved to Rowen Co., North Carolina with Peter Conrad, their nephew. All lived on Abbott's Creek (Davidson Co.) except Michael and Benjamin who went to the forks of Yadkin on Dutchman's Creek, now Davie Co. All were near Salisbury and within 30 miles of each other. Source- Myrtle F. Harbin Lind
Anthony (Jacob)(Henckel) Hinkle, III
Anthony Hinkle III was four years of age when his father sold his portion of the ancestral homestead at New Hanover and removed to Germantown where he settled on Lot 2 on Cresheim Rd.
After 1756, he probably remained in Germantown working as a joiner or carpenter as his four older children have their births and baptisms recorded in St. Michael's Luthern Church records. He was a resident of Philadelphia Co, (Germantown) when a settlement of Wendel Zwecker's estate was made on Sept. 27, 1764.
It is said that the records of Anthony Hinkle III were very illusive, but that he had purchased lots at Sunbury Co. seat of what is now Northumberland Co, Penn. in the year 1772. No record of sale is found. It is listed that he moved to New Design, now New Holland, Lancaster Co. when Henckels' wife's mother died in June 1772- She willed her home to her daughter, Mars. Magdelena Hinkle, which she and her family soon occupied.
Shortly after the close of the Rev. War conflict, he removed with his family, with the exception of his son Joseph, to what was then Abbotts Creek, Rowan Co. NC (now Davidson Co, NC). His entire family together with five of his brothers, Charles, Peter, Michael, Henry, and Benjamin also migrated to this district. Land grant records will show that by 1790 all six families were fully established on the waters of Abbotts Creek. Grants entered in 1780 and issued in 1783 were surveyed quoting his lines. There he lived and died, but his sons migrated to Tenn. and to Kentucky, then later to Ohio and Indiana.
Records taken from Saunder's Colonial records of North Carolina (Book 10 pp. 851, 853, 854, & 855)
NAME CHANGE from HENCKEL to HINKLE-It has been noted the emigrant ancestor, Reverend Anthony Jacob Henckel, had changed the spelling of the name to Henkel used by his sons including Jacob Anthony II. It remained for his son Anthony III to again change the name, this time to Hinkle, probably the first to adopt this spelling which seems to be more universally used in recent generations. It is also evident that the Henkel parents bestowed on their chidlren two or more Christian names. An old inventory list in Rowan Co, NC, the later home of Anthony III, was found with the endorsement on the back of the document of "Ant Ja Hinkle." This would indicate that Anthony III may have been named for the grandfather Rev. Anthony Jacob Henckel.
Pennsylvania Archives 5th series Vol. VII, page 980
Anthony Hinkle served in the War of the Revolution, enlisting Dec. 1, 1777, private 6th class- Battalion 4th company under Col. David Jenkins, age 40 and again July 5, 1781 private 2nd class under Captain George Reese. and Major Henry Markley.
In 1776 and prior to the above enlistments, Anthony Hinkle was serving as a waggoner under his brother, Captain Henry Hinkle and engaged in hauling clothing and other supplies for the Continental Congress to the NC Council of Safety.Source- Pa. Archived, Series 5, Vol.II. Page 518. Other reference Vol. VII, Series 5 pages 982 and 990. Both enlistments in Lancaster Co. Militia.
Another account for Anthony Hinkle of interest-Anthony Jacob Hinkle III was born in New Hanover, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, September 10, 1735. He married Maria Elizabeth Magdalena Zwecker in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1756 in St Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church. Witnesses were Wendel Zwicker, Jung Huht, Johannes Henkel, John Conrad and William Levering. Maria was born in New Hanover, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2, 1738. Her father was Wendle Zwecker born in Germany May 4, 1702 and died 1763 in Lancaster Co Pa He married his wife, Margaretha in 1722. They arrived in America on Oct, 1737 aboard the "Townshead" (Capt Thompson) from Amsterdam. Wendle Zwecker is said to have been the father of nine children, but six must have died. The three remaining children are Nathaniel, who gained the old homestead, Elizabeth, wife of Michael Oberlin, and Maria Magdelena.
Anthony lived near Germantown until after 1750, then went to Rowan Co. NC with his uncle John Justus Henkel party, but returned to Philadelphia Co. before 1760 on account of "indian depredations" in the North Carolina. When Margaretta Zwicker died in June 1772, she willed her home in New Design (New Holland) to her daughter, Magdelena Hinkle which they soon occupied. During the War this was their home. Waggoning between NC and PA seems to have been the main business of Anthony III, his sons Wendel and Nathan and his brothers Charles, Peter, Henry, Benjamin, and Michael. All of them were located in Rowan County and on Abbot Creek except Benjamin and Michael who bought land on Dutchman Creek. In both the Records of the Moravians and the PA archives there are references to the Hinkle Wagons carrying supplies and letters, and during the Revolutionary War they carried Army supplies as well.
Anthony died in Abbott Creek, Rowan, North Carolina in 1814.
Anthony Jacob Hinkle, III is a Patriot of the Daughters of the American Revolution and his number is A055263.


Wendel Hinkle
The birth of Wendel Hinkle has been given on widely divergent dates. This probably is to be accounted for an inability to properly interpret the German script in the family Bible and also the usual inaccuracies of local or county histories.
The Rev. War record has his birth as March 17, 1757.
The Shenandoah Valley history has it as March 31, 1757.
An affidavit for his sister, Elizabeth Hinkle Smith, in support of Nathan Hinkle's application is given March 31, 1755.
A personal investigation by Dr. James Reid Hinkle and Carl Russell Hinkle found the original German records of St. Michael's Lutheran Church of Germantown, Pa and were the authority for the following records:
The parents, Anthony Hinkle, III, and Maria Magdalena Zwecker, were married April 19, 1756; Wendel Hinkle, eldest son was born March 13, 1757 and Nathan Hinkle was born March 31, 1759. Pennsylvania Historical Records, page 395. These dates have been accepted by the Henckel Family Historian as correct.
When Wendel was about 13 years old, his family moved to Earltown (now New Holland) Lancaster Co., Penn. Here he was reared to maturity, met Elizabeth and married her about 1783. She was the daughter of a neighboring farmer, Philip Fox.

Wendel Hinkle enlisted July 5, 1781 as private 6th Class, 5th Battalion, 8th Company under Captain James McConnall.
Wendel Hinkle served as a "waggoner" in the Revolutionary Army hauling ammunition, provisions, dispatches and letters along the Atlantic seaboard from Pennsylvania to the Carolinas. (other references: Penn. Arch. 3rd series, Vol 7, page 507). His work was done with a wagon and team and he used the same means to transport his family from place to place.
Wendel received a land grant jointly with his brother, Nathan, for 250 acres of land on Abbotts Creek issued to them Oct. 10, 1783 by Gov. Alex Martin of NC. The consideration was 50 shillings for every 100 acres. (Book, 9, page 455, Rowan Co. Records)
On Dec. 31, 1793, Wendel received a further grant of 340 acres on Brushy Fork of Abbotts Creek. Consideration 10 pounds for every 100 acres. (Rowan Co. Register, Book 13.)
Jan. 8, 1789, (Rowan Co. Records, Book 12) Wendel sold 57 acres on Brushy Fork of Abbotts Creek to Frederic Albright. Consideration 40 pounds. Deed signed by wife, Elizabeth.
Feb. 3, 1790, (Book 14) Wendel Hinkle sold 99 acres to Gore Clampitt on waters of Brushy Fork- Consideration 40 pounds.
March 1, 1790, (book18), Wendel and Elizabeth Hinkle sold 100 acres to Randal Daniels, adjoining Frederic Albright and Jacob Houk. this land on Brushy Fork of Abbotts Creek is part of the original grant to Wendel and Nathan. Consideration 100 pounds. Witnesses: John Hinkle and Benjamin Hinkle.
Jan. 2, 1795, (Rowan Co, Register Book 13), Randal Daniel and Buckner Daniel sold to Windle Hinkle for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds- one negro boy named Johnson about the age of eighteen years. Witnesses: Nathan Hinkle and David Clinard.
Feb. 2, 1797 (Book 18) Wendle Hinkle sold 38 acres to Aquilla Jones on waters of Abbotts Creek, part of a grant to John Grove - Consideration 30 pounds.
Wendel and family shown with one slave in 1790 Census of Salisbury District, Rowan Co, NC and shortly removed to Burke Co. where he was living according to Census of 1800. Here he was shown with wife, four sons, and five daughters, indicating one daughter of which we have no record.
Shortly after 1800 Census was taken, Wendel with his family and others moved in 1808 to Jefferson Co, KY, being enumerated in the 1810 Census with his wife, four sons and eight daughters and had two slaves. The children, including twin daughters, were born by 1807 and were all born in NC, some of the younger in Burke Co.
After 1819, he removed to Sullivan Co, Ind. the United States Land Office records at Vincennes, Ind, show he filed on 160 acres (S.W. 1/4 section 13, Township 6, N, Range 8 W.) for which he paid $2.00 per acre.
May 18, 1819, reposited $80.00 and on Oct. 13, 1819 paid cash in full $182. 40 receiving a discount of $57.60. Patent dated Oct. 13, 1819.
Several of his children, his brother Nathan and sister, Elizabeth Hinkle Smith, settled in Sullivan and adjoining counties of Ind. about the same time.
Wendel received by assignment 160 acres (S.E. 1/4 sec. 13 Twp. 6N. R. 8 W.) adjoining his claim. Entered by his son-in-law Jesse Beck, Oct. 12, 1818 and patented Sept. 22, 1823.
In Sullivan Co, Wendel and Elizabeth spent the balance of their allotted time.
He and his wife were Methodists and are buried in the Methodist Cemetery near Pleasantville in the southeastern part of Sullivan Co. near the Greene Co. line.
Wendel Hinkle died at the home of his daughter, Martha Hinkle James S. Reid.
Wendel Hinkle is a Patriot of the Daughters of the American Revolution and his number is A055322.

Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. VII, page 507-519 Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. XVII, page 885.
NATHAN HINKLE- Older Brother of Wendel Hinkle

Drove through Hymeria to photograph the Nathan Hinkle monument in the Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Nathan Hinkle was born March 31, 1757 
in Germantown (Philadelphia), Penn.  

He died in Pleasantville, Sullivan Co., Indiana on Dec. 25, 1848.


John Henry & Elizabeth Martha Newkirk Hinkle
             1791-1859                                  1800-1881

John Henry Hinkle
John Henry patented land apparently north of Pleasantville, Sullivan Co, Ind. near the Greene Co. line and not far from Linton, the county seat. All of his children were born in Greene Co. and many were buried in the Pleasantville Methodist Cemetery.

Louisa Harriette Hinkle Harbin
On February 18, 1855, Miss Louisa Hinkle became the wife of William Alexander Harbin (1831-1901), and from their union seven children were born, of whom Florence C., Emery D., John K., William C. and James C. are yet living (1884). Mr. Harbin has been a farmer through life, and as such has been a success, now owning 330 acres of land, 270 of which are cleared and highly cultivated, making one of the finest farms in Stafford Township. He is a member of both the Subordinate Lodge and Encampment of I.O.O.F. at Pleasantville, and has been both Noble Grand and Chief Patriarch in the order. In 1879, in answer to petition, the Grand Encampment of the State issued a charter and Pleasantville Encampment, No. 148 was organized. W.A. Harbin was the Treasurer and the membership is twenty."
Bio written in the History of Greene and Sullivan counties, State of Indiana, from the Earliest Time to the Present, 1884. pg. 414.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1870 US Federal Census
Stafford, Greene Co., Indiana - Post Office: Marco
William A. Harbin - 39 yrs. Farmer - Value of Real Estate - 4000
Value of Personal Estate - 4270
Louisa Harbin - 39 yrs.
Florence C. Harbin - 13 yrs.
Emery D. Harbin - 10 yrs.
John C. Harbin - 5 yrs.
William C. Harbin - 1 yr.
1880 US Federal Census
Stafford, Greene Co., Indiana
William A. Harbin - 48 yrs. Farmer - born in NC
Louisa H. Harbin - 48 yrs. House Keeping - born in Ind.
Florence C. Harbin - 22 yrs.
Emery Harbin - 20 yrs. - Works on Farm
John K. Harbin - 15 yrs. Works on Farm
Willie Harbin - 10 yrs.
James Harbin - 7 yrs.
Donna Powell - 24 yrs. - Boarder - Music Teacher
John Cox - 20 yrs. - Laborer - Works on Farm
1900 US Federal Census
Stafford, Greene Co., Indiana
William A. Harbin - b. July 1831- 68 yrs.- married 45 yrs. Farmer
Louisa H. Harbin - b. Sept. 1831 - 68 yrs. - married 45 yrs.
Ray H. Harbin - b. Sept. 1890 - 9 yrs. - grandson
James H. Frederick - b. Feb. 1873 - 27 yrs.- servant - Farm Laborer

William Alexander & Louisa Harriette Hinkle Harbin
1872, Green Co., Indiana
My Henckel/Hinkle Connections
First Line-

Pfarrer Anthonius Jacobus Henckel (1668-1728)
m. Maria Elizabeth Dentzer Henckel (1672-1744)

6- Jacob (Antonius) Anthony Henckel, II (1709-1751)
 m. Anna Margaret Henckel (1711-1800)

Anthony Jacob Henckel/Hinkle, III (1735-1814/15)
m. Maria Magdalena Zwecker Hinkle (1740-1811)

Wendel Hinkle (1757-1838)
m. Elizabeth Fox(Fuchs) Hinkle (1762-1849)

John Henry Hinkle (1791-1858)
m. Elizabeth Martha Newkirk Hinkle (1800-1881)

Louisa Harriette Hinkle Harbin (1831-1921)
m. William Alexander Harbin (1831-1901)

Emery Dudley Harbin (1859-1932)
m. Eliza “Jane Terry” Nicoson Harbin (1860-1930)

Myrtle Florence Harbin Lind (1902-1975)
m. Charles Bruce Lind (1901-1986)

My Mother Persons (1931- living)
m. Franklin Mudeirous Persons (1931-2004)

Me (1953- living)
m. my Husband (1954 – living)

Second Henckel/Hinkle Line
Pfarrer Anthonius Jacobus Henckel (1668-1728)
         m. Maria Elizabeth Dentzer Henckel (1672-1744)

Jacob (Antonius) Anthony Henckel, II (1709-1751)
         m. Anna Margaret Henckel (1711-1800)

Anthony Jacob Henckel/Hinkle, III (1735-1814/15)
         m. Maria Magdalena Zwecker Hinkle (1740-1811)

Wendel Hinkle (1757-1838)
         m. Elizabeth Fox(Fuchs) Hinkle (1762-1849)

Margaret “Peggy” Hinkle Miller (1797-1840)
         m. Samuel M. Miller (1800-1869)

Maria C. Miller Nicoson (1825-1878)
         m. Reuben Terry Nicoson (1817-1864)

Eliza “Jane Terry” Nicoson Harbin (1860-1930)
         m. Emery Dudley Harbin(1859-1932 {621573}

Myrtle Florence Harbin Lind (1902-1975)
         m. Charles Bruce Lind (1901-1986)

62171472 - 
My Mother Persons (1931- living)
         m. Franklin Mudeirous Persons (1931-2004)

Me (1953- living)
         m. My Husband (1954 – living)
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