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Peter "Binkele" Binggeli
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1704
Bern, Switzerland
Death: Aug. 20, 1793
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA

Immigrated on the "Princess Augusta," arriving in Philadelphia, September 16, 1736. First Moravian Church, York County, Pennsylvania, gives his birth date as March 2, 1704, in Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland.

Memoir states that his father died in his 90th year, and that in his thirteenth year his mother moved to Alsace, and in the following year his brother came for him, and he lived with his brother for three years herding cattle. Then he served another farmer for two years. This man advised him to learn the trade of shoemaker. He had been in that work only fourteen days when he engaged himself to an innkeeper as a driver. The large size of the farm and the many opportunities for doing evil led him to be concerned about the salvation of his soul. In order to get away from that place, he married Anna Maria Wehrli and remained in the neighborhood, that is the Steinthal District, for twelve years, supporting his family by cutting wood in the forest and burning charcoal.

He was struck by lightning in 1732. They immigrated in 1736, settling first at Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for two years, then to the Codorus nine miles above Yorktown in York County, Pennsylvania. Peter received a warrant for 150 acres in North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He joined the Moravians in 1750. In 1763 he moved to Monocacy, but sold his property there in 1772 and moved to Wachovia, settling three miles from Bethania, Forsyth County, North Carolina. He had a total of 23 children from the two marriages, of which 11 survived him.

July 11, 1782, Bethania. Brother Binckele came to have his Memoir written, which was done on the 12th by Sr. Cramer.

August 7, 1790. Old Brother Binckely came to say good bye, as next week he is going with his son Christian to the Springs to take the cure.

Bethania,August 20, 1793. Toward evening our old Brother Peter Binkele passed away, in our neighborhood. He was the oldest Brother in our congregation. 
Family links: 
  Margaretha Geiger Binkele (1722 - 1803)*
  Marie Salome Verly Binkley (1704 - 1748)*
  Margaretha Geiger Binkele (1722 - 1803)*
  Margaretha Binkley Vollenweider (1735 - ____)*
  Christian Binkele (1751 - 1799)*
  Joseph Binkele (1761 - 1794)*
  Anna Maria Binkely (1772 - 1790)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethania Moravian God's Acre
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Grave # 85
Maintained by: Jerry Ferren
Originally Created by: Jim Kenerson
Record added: May 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8848731
Peter Binkele Binggeli
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