Melchor Engle

Melchor Engle

Birth
Death 1760 (aged 39–40)
Burial Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 52330436 · View Source
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Son of unknown Engle and Catarina; Stepson of John Michael Beyerle Sr. Probably born about 1720 in Palatinate Germany. He was naturalized in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 21, 1743. He married (Mary) Magdalena Beyerle, daughter of his stepfather's first marriage.

Melchor and Magdalena had the following sons, all were named in his will except Frederick, who died young:
Philip Engle
Michael Engle
John Engle
William Engle
Frederick Engle
George Engle

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION:
Melchoir Engle, First Engle Settler, 1750.

[Note: This was a memorial placed many years later. The date refers to when he settled here, not his date of birth or death. According to land records in Pennsylvania and Virginia, it is probable that he settled in the area closer to 1754 than 1750.]

His wife Magdalena probably died in 1769 as land records indicate that there was a land distribution at that time in accordance with Melchor's will.

Researchers are encouraged to read the wonderful living text "The Melchor Engle family : history and genealogy, 1730-1940" (found on Ancestry.com in the card catalog) which not only documents the family but also serves as a foundation for keeping the family tree current.


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  • Created by: Ellen
  • Added: 13 May 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 52330436
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melchor Engle (1720–1760), Find a Grave Memorial no. 52330436, citing Darke-Engle-Ronemous Cemetery, Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Ellen (contributor 47172556) .