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Johannes Peter Trachsel
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1691, Switzerland
Death: Apr. 6, 1766
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

Johannes Peter was the husband of Juliana Catharina (Trauthager) Fraudhueger

He was the son of Jakob Trachsel and Margaretha (Brengel) Trachsel

He was born in Lenk, Canton of bern, Switzerland

Peter Traxel (Troxell), emigrated from Switzerlandand emigrated to Philadelphia in the ship "Samuel" with his wife Juliana Catharina and two sons, Peter, aged 9, and Daniel, aged 7, August 17, 1733 He settled at Egypt, Whitehall Township where his son David was baptized on September 23, 1734.On November 10, 1743, he purchased from Caspar Wistar two tracts of one hundred acres each along the Jordan River, for which a bill of sale had been made in 1742. Here he built a stone house,30 by 21 feet, in the year 1744 which is still standing, and is the oldest house in Lehigh County. When the large hearth was removed several years ago, the mantelpiece was found to contain the figures 1744. In this old building now owned by the Minnich family, travellers were entertained in the early days. The house stands near the Jordan Creek, east of Troxell's crossing, on theelectric road from Allentown to Slatington. Peter Troxell mortgaged these tracts on January 12, 1754 to Lynford Lardner for 294 Lira. The house is mentioned in the mortgage and the land is described as "situated on a branch ofthe Lehi creek, called Indian creek". He secured additional land, in all over 500 acres. Peter Troxell deeded to his sons five tracts of land. These five tracts adjoin each other and upon them are still standing five stone houses built by members of the Troxell family
. : In 1736 when his son John was baptized, he isreferred to as church censor of the congregation. In 1737, he was deacon and his name appears in the Egypt Reformed Church records until 1744.After removing from Egypt he became a member of the Jordan Reformed congregation.

Naturalization on April 10, 1742

Known Children:

1. Daniel Trachsel born Feb 16, 1721
2. Johan Jacob Trachsel bornFeb 16, 1721
3. Peter (Peter Johannes) Trachsel born Dec 28, 1723
4. Johann Daniel Trachsel born Dec 8, 1726
5. Maria Barbara Trachsel born Sept 17, 1728
6. David Trachsel born July 27, 1734
7. John Trachsel born Oct 26, 1736
8. Juliana Margaretha Trachsel born 1739
9. Christian Troxell born abt 1739
10. George Frederich Trachsel born 1741
11. Maria Margaretha Trachsel born Oct 25, 1744

Family links: 
  Juliana Catharina Trauthager/ Fraudhueger Trachsel (1703 - 1795)
  Peter Johannes Trachsel (1723 - 1811)*
  Mary Margaret Troxell Wotring (1744 - 1814)*
*Calculated relationship
Jordan United Church of Christ Cemetery
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Joan of VA
Record added: May 16, 2012
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