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Johan Jacob Riegel
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1779
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1859
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA

Initial research was done on Jacob Riegel and appears in the book: RIEGELL TO RIGGLE: 1320-1995, compiled by Carl Riegel and his sister Barbara Riegel, and published in 1996. After Carl's sister died Carl moved forward with her research which had begun w/a soft bound condensed version of the Riegel family, 1993. Together, Carl and Barbara's research uncovered that John "Jacob's" occupation was that of a farmer and shoemaker. John may have continued to reside on his father's farm after the elder Riegel uprooted to Ohio in or about 1813 to join eldest son George. At any rate Jacob was next in line in age, and he remained in Pennsylvania. This contributor found Jacob residing with his family in the 1820 US PA census records for Washington Twp., Union county. He would have been about 41 years of age. He was residing in the same township as John Winkelman for that particular period. (John Winkelman's son Jacob later married Jacob Riegel's daughter Barbara). Jacob next appeared in the 1850 US PA census records for Chapman Twp., Union county, now Snyder county. (In 1855 a portion of Union county broke away to form Snyder county). Jacob listed his age as 71 in this census, which would confirm his birth date. His wife's name was listed as Rebecca, which was Margaret's nickname. There is mention of this Riegel pioneer in a summary of deeds for what is today Snyder county, PA.
(Text by GGG-granddaughter, Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner) 
Family links: 
  Margaret Keiser Riegel (1781 - 1867)*
  George Reigel (1805 - 1888)*
  Barbara Riegel Winkleman (1807 - 1887)*
  Catherine Riegel (1815 - 1891)*
  Elizabeth RIEGEL Heintzelman (1816 - 1892)*
  John Riegel (1817 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner
Record added: Sep 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97179266
Johan Jacob Riegel
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Johan Jacob Riegel
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Johan Jacob Riegel
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