DANIEL WUNDERLICH - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH by Ronn E. Friend, 4th great-grandson
Eleventh child of Johannes Wunderlich (1700-1765) and Anna Barbara Densler (1702-1765). Johannes Wunderlich was the "Overseer and General Foreman" in the work yard of the Duke of Württemberg. (NOTE: present-day Baden- Württemberg, Germany. This area of Germany is the former Kingdom of Württemberg that existed from 1805-1918. The kingdom was a continuation of the Duchy of Württemberg, which existed from 1495 to 1805.)
BIRTH: 27 August 1737
Ludwigsburg, Duchy of Württemberg, Germany
DEATH: 1 February 1799
Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (NOTE: Daniel Wunderlich's property would have been located about 6 miles north of Carlisle in what is now North Middleton Township. When Cumberland County was founded in 1750, it originally consisted of three townships: East and West Pennsborough Townships, and Middleton Township. In 1810, due to population increase, Middleton Township was divided into North Middleton Township to the north of Carlisle, and South Middleton Township to the south.)
BURIAL: Originally interred in The First Lutheran Burying Ground of Carlisle, PA, (S. Hanover St and Chestnut Ave), and reinterred in Old Graveyard in the Church Plot in the southeast corner in 1891. (Source: "Inscriptions of Those Originally Interred" listing written by Mrs. Guiles Flower of Carlisle).
Married Eva Barbara Siechele (1744-1821) on 22 February 1763, at Paxtang, Lancaster County (now Douphin), Pennsylvania Colony. Of this union, nine children:
1. Eva Barbara Wunderlich: b. 27 February 1764; d. 1764 (Birth Record: Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever, Jr. - baptismal records begin in 1729)
2. John Daniel Wunderlich: b. 7 October 1765; chr. 14 Oct 1765 (Records of the Hummelstown Lutheran Congregation, Derry township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania); d. 27 Jul 1845; m. Susannas Saunders (1867-1850). Burial in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Crimora, Augusta County, Virginia, Find-A-Grave Memorial #21996065 with wife Susanna, Find-A-Grave Memorial # 21996152.
3. John Wonderlich, Sr.; b. 14 Nov 1768; chr. 20 Nov 1868 (Records of the Hummelstown Lutheran Congregation, Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania); d. 26 Sept 1853; m. 1790, Catherine Brechbill ( 1868-1820). Burial: As "John Wonderly" in Old Graveyard, Churchtown, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Find-A-Grave Memorial #68821238 (Note: owner of memorial does not acknowledge this John Wunderlick as son of Daniel Wunderlick even though birth and death records match, including death record posted on memorial.) I believe his wife Catherineis Is buried as Catherine Wunderlich in same cemetery, Find-A-Grave Memorial #68821489 and will require more research to verify.)
4. John Jacob Wunderlich: b. 28 Mar 1772; d. 1867 (unconfirmed)
5. John David Wunderlich: b. 31 Aug 1775; chr. 11 Sept 1779 (Records of the Hummelstown Lutheran Congregation, Derry township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania); d. 24 Apr1840; m.1802, Mary Magdalene Titsel (b. Henckendorn) ( 1878-1864). Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Find-A-Grave Memorial #154007064, with wife
6. Eva Elizabeth Wunderlich: b. 29 March 1799; Chr. 12 Apr 1779 (Records of the Hummelstown Lutheran Congregation, Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
7. Jacob Wunderlich: b. 7 June 1782; d. 11 July 1867 (Birth source: Records of Quitopahilla or Hill Luhteran Church in North Annville Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
8. Simon Wunderlich: b.26 April 1785; d. 28 December 1843 (Birth source: Records of Quitopahilla or Hill Luhteran Church in Nortn Annville Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
9. Gottleib Wunderlich: b. 17 February 1790; d. 1864
Excerpts from Genealogical Record of the Wunderlich family in America: Seventeen Branches: Cornman, Charles Albert, & Nead, Daniel Wunderlich; Carlisle, Pa.: Cornman Print. Co., 1911. (Verbatim transcriptions by Ronn E. Friend)
"Two of [Johannes and Anna Barbara Wunderlich's] sons, John and Daniel, emigrated to America, the former arriving at Philadelphia on the ship 'Duke of Wurtemburg," October 16, 1752, and the later on September 26, 1753, on the ship 'Brothers." John was eighteen years of age when he came to America and Daniel sixteen."
"The two brothers, John and David, settled in what was then Lancaster, now Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, where they engaged in farming. They married sisters, daughters of Johann Albrecht Siechele and his wife Eva Elizabeth. Later they both removed to Cumberland county, near Carlisle, Pennsylvania."
Pages 145 – 146
"Daniel Wunderlich, the eleventh child of Johannes and Barbara (Densler) Wunderlich, was born in Ludwigsburg, Wurtemberg, August 27, 1737. At the age of sixteen he emigrated to America, arriving at Philadelphia in the ship Brothers, Captain Wiiliam Muir, September 26, 1753. He joined his brother John, who had arrived two years earlier, and settled in Lancaster, now Lebanon, county, Pennsylvania, near what is now Palmyra, where he engaged in farming. Later he removed to Cumberland county, near Carlisle, where he died February 1, 1799. He was married February 22, 1763, by Rev. John Casper Stoever, to Eva Barbara, third daughter of John Albrecht Siechele. She was born October 28, 1744, and died April 27, 1821."
"Daniel Wunderlich served in the army during the greater part of the Revolutionary War. His record is as follows: 1778-79, private in Captain William Laird's company, Sixth Battalion, Lancaster county militia; 1780, private in the seventh company, Ninth Battalion, Lancaster county militia, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel John Rodgers; 1781, Private in Captain William Laird's company, Ninth Battalion, Lancaster county militia, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel John Rodgers; 1782, Private in Captain Baltzer Orth's company, Second Battalion, Lancaster county militia."
"Daniel Wunderlich and his wife were originally buried in the old German Reformed graveyard at Carlisle. This graveyard was abandoned, and their remains were removed to the old public graveyard. Their graves are unmarked. Daniel Wunderlich's will, probated February 16, 1799, is as follows :
In the name of God Amen. I, Daniel Wunderlich of Mittleton Township Cumberland County and State of Pennsylvania considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of perfect and sound mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following: First I give and bequeath unto my wife Barbara the Bahl mare and two Cows and one halffer, and because I have sold my plantation to my son David Wunderlich I order that my wife Barbara shall have the third part of all the grean and fruits and hay and second crop, and he said David Wunderlich must hall the grean and hay into his barn, and the corn and Potatoes into the house, and the said David Wunderlich must hall the fire wood to his house, and I do order that my wife Barbara shall have liberty in the dwelling house as well as he himselve, and the said David Wunderlich shall give unto my wife Barbara the half of the garden as long as she Liffeth and Remains my widow, and should marry again then all these Artickels shall be nothing concerning the sheairs and she is to Leafe the house. But concerning my wife Barbara she shall have liberty to Cip of my household furniture whatever she has need for. But concerning my three oldest sons, Daniel Wunderlich and John Wunderlich and David Wunderlich, and my daughter Elisabeth the hav everyone received one hundred pounds cash and other Artickels with writings will show. Therefore, I do order that my three younger sons, Jacob Wunderlich and Simon Wunderlich and Godlib Wunderlich shall have every one of them one hundred pounds of money in real specie and shall be made equal with my three oldest sons and my daughter with the other articles which they have received. And it is further my Will; and I do hereby apoint my son David Wunderlich and my wife Barbara Executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking hereby all former Wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of January Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Daniel Wunderlich to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have DANIEL WUNDERLICH. hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the Presents of the Testator. Michael Kosch – Johannes Schloneker."
Gravesite Details Originally interred in The First Lutheran Burying Ground of Carlisle, PA, (S. Hanover St. and Chestnut Ave.), and reinterred in Old Graveyard in the Church Plot in the SE corner in 1891. (Inscriptions of Those Originally Interred , Mrs. Guile Flower