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Johannes Fischel

Death 20 Jan 1786 (aged 82)
York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 65263469 · View Source
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Johannes Fischel was born at Eisenheim (some records show Essenheim) (near Mainz) in the Palatinate region of Germany. He was the son of Lorenz Fischel and Anna and the grandson of Conrad Fischel. The majority of Johannes' descendants used the spelling of the surname as Fishel beginning in the early 1800s. Johannes married Maria Elisabeth Schmidt (1707-1787) on 04 Apr 1728 at Eisenheim (sometimes seen as Essenheim in family records) (near Mainz) in the Palatinate region of Germany.

Johannes, Maria and the first five of their children emigrated to America on the Ship Loyal Judith, leaving from Rotterdam, by way of Cowes in England, and then arriving in Philadelphia on 03 September 1742 under command of Captain James Cowie.

Johannes and Maria became members of the Moravian Church in York, York County, Pennsylvania. Johannes and Maria were the parents of nine known children, five girls and four boys. Some records list a tenth child, Helen, but Helen wasn't a name of that time period and she is not listed in the York Moravian records. Johannes and Maria were the grandparents of 39 known children. The nine known children were namely:

1. Johann Adam Fischel (1730-1802)
2. Maria Elisabeth Fischel (1733-young?)
3. John Michael Fischel (1736-1809)
4. Johannes Fischel (1739-young?)
5. Anna Maria Fischel (1741-infancy)
6. Anna Maria Fischel Borheck (1743-1807)
7. Anna Margaretha Fischel Lanius (1745-1772)
8. Maria Rosina Fischel Geyer (1747-1821)
9. John Fischel (1750-???)

Are there really two sons John Fischel/Fishel? When the children were born it is thought they all went as Fischel, but by the time the children who lived quite awhile were still living the name began to be spelled Fishel.

Johannes and Maria were originally buried at the York Moravian Church graveyard, at York, York County, Pennsylvania. The York Moravian Church graveyard was later abandoned in the 1800s and many (or all?) of the graves moved to Prospect Hill Cemetery in York, York County, Pennsylvania. Does anyone know if Johannes and Maria's graves and grave markers were actually moved?

Links to Johannes' wife and three of his nine known children are included below.

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  • Created by: Dan Stevenson
  • Added: 6 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65263469
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johannes Fischel (12 May 1703–20 Jan 1786), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65263469, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dan Stevenson (contributor 47015440) .