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Johannes Bentzel

Male Abt 1704 - 1770  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Johannes Bentzel  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born Abt 1704  Mentz, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 25 Oct 1748  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elliott, Emigration from Rotterdam 
    Residence 22 Nov 1749 to 1762  York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 5 Oct 1769  York Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Written 
    Will 12 Jan 1770  York Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Probated 
    Died From 12 Jan 1770 to 12 Feb 1770  York Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5837  default
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2009 

    Family Maria Sophia,   b. Abt 1704, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1789, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married Bef 1732  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Johan Philip Bentzel,   b. Abt 1732, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1798  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +2. Henry Frederick Bentzel,   b. Abt 1735, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Feb 1785, Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +3. Johannes Bentzel,   b. Abt 1738, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Nov 1806  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +4. Baltzer Bentzel, Sr.,   b. Abt 1753,   d. 5 Mar 1816, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     5. Andreas Bentzel,   b. 31 May 1753, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Short Biography
    Short Biography
    Short biography of Johannes Bentzel, as published in Early German Settlers of York County, Pennsylvania
    Will Abstract
    Will Abstract
    York County, Pennsylvania Will Abstracts 1749-1819; Contains will abstracts of Johannes Bentzel, Leonard Immel, and others Immel individuals

    Histories
    Brief Family History
    Brief Family History
    Brief family history of Johannes Bentzel & sons Johan Philip & Baltzer Andrew

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH-DEATH-SPOUSE: Information received from James A. Bensyl, Box 181, Odgen, Ill 61859 17 Mar 2000 in the form of a descendency chart of 43 pages. See page 1; Also From a descendency chart by Trent D. Bentzel, CIC, Insurance Broker, 53 Clover Hill Road, P. O. Box 99, Dallastown, PA 17313; phone: (717) 246-1601; E-Mail: Trent@Bentzel-Insurance.com; IMMIGRATION: Johannes arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Edinburgh on 14 Sep 1753 from Rotterdam with his wife, Phillip, Henry and John.

      IMMIGRATION: From records it is shown "Johannes Bintzel" immigrated at Philadelphia 25 Oct 1748. Those from this ship then took on an Oath of Allegience 24 Aug 1749 at the Philadelphia Courthouse. There is an additional record that a Johannes Bentzel immigrated 14 Sep 1753 at Phildealphia on the Elliott, from Rotterdam

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Will Abstract - 001283; Family History - 001587; Short Biography - 002255

    2. [S409] USGenWeb, PAGenWeb Project, ([online] www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/) (Reliability: 3).
      York County, Pennsylvania Will Abstracts 1749-1819, by Thera (tsh#harborside.com), lists will information for Johannes Bentzel, written 12 Jan 1770, proven 12 Feb 1770, executed by Sophia Bentzel, listing wife as Sophia Bentzel

    3. [S401] Mid-Atlantic Roots Network: FamilyHart - Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy Family Pages & Database, Hartman, Don & Jeanine, ([online] http://midatlantic.rootsweb.com; [email] familyhrt # aol.com (change # for @)) (Reliability: 3).
      Lists name variation as "Johannes Bentzel"

    4. [S404] Personal Research & Library, Trent Bentzel, Bentzel, Trent, ([email] trent # bentzel-insurance.com, bentzel2 # net-works.net) (Reliability: 3).
      Made a posting at Bentzel Forum indicating: There is a ship passenger listing for
      'Batzer Pinnele' along with Johanes Buntzel, Henery Binzel and Johannes Bindsel. They all signed with an 'X'. Legend has it there was a 4th brother 'Andrew,' but no record of him exists. Ship is the Edinburgh, arrived 9/14/1753. I have some theories on where in the Palatine region they left from but nothing provable.

    5. [S46] Personal Research & Library, La Ree B. Anderson, Anderson, La Ree B., ([email] moms_flowers # msn.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Has will of Johannes Bentzel in her possession, lists 4 surviving children as John, Phillip, Henry, and Baltzar

    6. [S609] Bentzel: My Family Tree, Gallagher, Florence I. & Bentzel Family Reunion Members, (Never published, rough draft copy dated 5 Aug 1973 in possession of Chad G. Nichols) (Reliability: 3).
      Lists will was made 5 Oct 1769, translated from German into English in the York County Courthouse on 12 Jan 1770; this history also lists Johannes Bintzel's will was probated in 1789

    7. [S815] Early German Settlers of York County, Pennsylvania, Dull, Keith A., (Westminster, Maryland : Family Line Publications, 1997), P 100 (Reliability: 3).
      Bentzel - Johannes was taxed in 1762, and received a warrant for 150 acres in West Manchester and Dover Township on Nov. 22, 1749, that was surveyed as 176 acres on May 12, 1757. His probate inventory was filed in Dover Township in 1770. His will was written on Jan. 12, 1770, and probated on Feb. 12, 1770. He m. Maria Sophia. Her probate inventory was filed in Dover Township in 1789. They had the following children: - Henry, b. about 1738, and m. Barbara, dau. of Leonard Immel (see entry in Manchester section), about 1765. He was taxed in Dover Township in 1779.
      - Johan Philip, b. about 1740, and m. Elizabeth Haintz about 1761. He was taxed in Dover Township in 1762 and 1779.
      - Casper, b. about 1751, and m. Elizabeth, dau. of Georg Herbold (see entry), at TLY on Dec. 29, 1774. His will was written in Paradise Township on Mar. 19, 1809, and probated on Mar. 27, 1809.
      - Andreas, b. on May 31, 1753, and bapt. at CLY on June 17, 1753.

    8. [S100] Will Record (Reliability: 3).
      (Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, vol B, p 214: 5 Oct 1769)
      In the name of Holy Trinity, Amen. Whereas it has pleased God to lay me Johannes Bentzel on my sick bed and afflicted me with a disorder that it seems as if God by this sickness would take me out of this world to him into the Kingdom of Heaven, and as God in his word has said, order your house you must Dye. I have therefore caused to call those hereunter written honest men and in their presence and in my full senses and in good mind and memory have caused this my will to be set down, so that this is my last will and Testament and is as follows: First it is my will that my Body after my decease shall be buried in a Christian like manner, and it is my will that my wife Sophia shall keep my place in her hands as long as she is a widow, and shall rent the place to my son Johan Phillip yearly for the sum of 8 pounds I said eight pounds and 18 bushels of wheat yearly, but if my son do not give those things as they are here set down yearly to his mother orderly then she his mother have power and with the help of a court of Justice to dispose her mentioned son from the place and shall have power to rent the place to strangers, and farther it is my will that my above-mentioned son shall keep for his mother two cows and four sheep yearly. Farther he my son Johan Phillip shall give to his mother yearly 100 pound of meat, half hogs meat and the other half beef. Likewise yearly 15 pounds of flax that is it at halled, or instead hatched hemp, farther; he shall give her yearly 1/3 part of the fruit in the orchard; and shall make sider of them for her, he shall likewise keep her garden in good order and dung it well and she shall likewise keep and live in the new hause if she will, and her son shall keep her in firewood; and farther it is my will that my son Johan Phillip shall have over and above after the decease of his mother the sum of 20 pound I say twenty pound. And for the time that my son Johan Phillip stayed above his 21 years he shall have 10 pounds I say ten pounds--farther, shall my son Johan Phillip keep creatures which I have given him and his broders sisters shall ask nothing for them, and my son Phillip shall likewise have the new wagon and shall pay nothing for it, and farther it is my will that my place be sold after my wife death, but if the children among themselves can agree to sell or appraise the place to one of them, in that case he shall be free to do it; farther my son shall keep his mother the young mare in fodder so that she may raise something out of her for her self. Farther he shall bring the grain to the mill for his mother and bring the meal home to her agin, farther, if his mother cannot make use of her creature or it should dye then shall he give her a creature to ride on whenever she may have occasion for one, farther I make and thus to my Executors and adms. my honest friend Henry Wolf, and my Loving wife Sophia now. That this my will may be truly exact, I give unto my two executs and adm. My full power strong and authority to execute and perform in sharing out to my heirs as it is mentioned in this will, as myself might or could do if I were personally present. In witness where of I have here onto as my last will and testament set my hand and seal at the above date.




      Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania; Translated from will (in German) by Charles A. Bentzel; Transcription by Chad G. Nichols; Executors: Henry Wolf (friend) and Sophia (wife); Witnesses: Adam Ruppert (G), Jacob Toner (E), and Ludwig Spiese (G); Probated 12 January 1770, with Ruppert and Spiese making oath and Toner affirming before Samuel Johnston, Deputy Register