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Hans (John) George Hertzel, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1714, Germany
Death: Jan. 21, 1762
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Drowned Jan.1, 1767 along with George Heckman in Easton on the Lehigh River.

Hans (John) George HERTZEL Jr. was born on 7 Jul 1714 in Reihen, Baden, Germany. He died on 1 Jan 1767 in Pennsylvania. Alternate death date of 21 Jan 1762, Easton, Northampton, Pa on CD Ancestral File Feb 94. This date is also given in "Kansas Pioneers". He was buried in Lower Saucon Reformed Church Cemetery, Easton Road, Hellertown, Pa. Bought 200 acres adjoining his fathers farm on Applebutter Road. Other relatives settled adjoining tracts. Emigrated from Germany by way of Rotterdam on the ship "William and Sarah", landing in Philadelphia Sept 21, 1727. Received a warrant for 200 acres of land adjoining that of his father in Lower Saucon Township, then Bucks Co, now Northampton Co dated Sept 20, 1737. In 1747 the congregation was meeting at "Herzel's", presumably at the dwelling of George. In 1756 when the Lower Saucon Reformed Church books were opened, he entered the names and births of all his children.

He wrote his will in German on Feb 21, 1757. Jan 1, 1767 he and Geoge Heckman were drowned at Easton, probably as they attempted to cross the Lehigh River. The family continued to live on the farm for about six years until the youngest child married. Feb 1, 1769, son-in-law Jacob Gross agreed to take over the plantation for 400 pounds. They had a sale at which John, the oldest son, bought most of the farm equipment and some animals, other sons-in-law purchased items, the total coming to 638 pounds, 7 shillings, 4 pence for the personal property of the estate.

"Took the sacrament in 1740, and became a citizen". Parents: Hans (John) Georg HIRTZEL Sr. and Anna Margretha CONRAD.
He was married to Catharine SCHMETZER about 1735/36 in Lehigh, Pa. Children were: Magdalena HERTZEL, Anna Christina (Eva) HERTZEL, John HERTZEL, Anna Maria Margaretha HERTZEL , Friedrich HERTZEL, John Adam HERTZEL Sr, John George HARTZEL Sr., Mary Magdeline HARTZELL, Susanna Catharina HERTZEL , Nathan HERTZEL.

Emigrated from Germany by way of Rotterdam on the ship "William and Sarah", landing in Philadelphia Sept 21, 1727. Received a warrant for 200 acres of land adjoining that of his father in Lower Saucon Township, then Bucks Co, now Northampton Co dated Sept 20, 1737. In 1747 the congregation was meeting at "Herzel's", presumably at the dwelling of George. In 1756 when the Lower Saucon Reformed Church books were opened, he entered the names and births of all his children.

Hans Georg Hertzel's son Hans George Hertzel, called "John" (1714-1767) was born on Jul y 7,1714 in Reihen, Baden, Germany. He died on January 21, 1767 in Easton, Northampton, PA. He was married in 1737 to Catherina Schmetzer (b.1713) in Lehigh, PA, and had eight children. He farmed 200 acres next to his father's land on Applebutter Road, which he purchased in 1737, the year he was married.

The Lower Saucon Reformed Church met at his house (1747), and his children are entered in the earliest church books (1756.) "He wrote his will in German on Feb 21, 1757. Jan 1, 1767 he and George Heckman were drowned at Easton, probably as they attempted to cross the Lehigh River. The family continued to live on the farm for about six years until the youngest child married. Feb 1, 1769, son-in-law Jacob Gross agreed to take over the plantation for 400 pounds. They had a sale at which John, the oldest son, bought most of the farm equipment and some animals, other sons-in-law purchased items, the total coming to 638 pounds, 7 shillings, 4 pence for the personal property of the estate."

He had two other sons named John, John Adam and our ancestor Johann Hans George Hartzel. He was buried in Lower Saucon Reformed Church Cemetery, Easton Road, Hellertown, PA. (Now a Lutheran Church; info and directions) Catharine Schmetzer was born March 3, 1713 and died on 20 Sep 1796 in Lower Saucon, Northampton Co, Pa, while living with her son-in-law, Jacob Cross. She was buried in Lower Saucon Reformed Church Cemetery, Easton Road, Hellertown, Pa.
Children: Magdalena, Anna Christina (Eva), John, Anna Maria Margaretha b. 1743, Friedrich, John Adam, John George, Mary Magdeline, Susanna Catharina, Nathan. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hans (John) George Hirtzel (1686 - 1747)
  Anna Margretha Conrad Hirtzel (1686 - 1726)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Schmetzer Hertzel (1713 - 1796)
 
 Children:
  Eva Anna Christina Hartzell König (1737 - 1807)*
  John Adam Hartzell (1747 - 1824)*
  John George Hartzell (1748 - 1824)*
  Johann (John) Hans George Hartzel (1749 - 1824)*
 
 Sibling:
  Hans (John) George Hertzel (1714 - 1762)
  Jacob Hertzell (1716 - 1781)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lower Saucon Church Cemetery
Hellertown
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Julie Myers Stephen
Record added: Mar 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49077555
Hans (John) George Hertzel, Jr
Added by: Steven Dunn
 
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Maria Barbara Hertzell Scholl was sister to this Hans George Hertzell (Jr.) listed here.
- Ed Shull
 Added: Aug. 29, 2016
Hans George Hertzell (Sr.) was my (7) GG-Gpa whose daughter Married (Johan) Frederich Scholl my (6) GG-Gpa. ~ She was Maria Barbara Hertzell Scholl. They left Ger. in 1728. 288 years ago. It was abt a 4,000 mile trip & almost 3 months.
- Ed Shull
 Added: Aug. 29, 2016

- Mary Law Miller
 Added: May. 11, 2016
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