Person:Johann Henckel (1)

Johann Justus Henckel
m. 25 APR 1692
  1. Johann Justus Henckel1705/06 - 1778
m. Aug 1730
  1. Anna Maria Henckel1731 - 1824
  2. Jacob Anthony Henckel1733 - 1779
  3. Rebecca Henckel1736 - 1797
  4. Mary Ann Margaret Henckel1741 - 1801
  5. Mary Magdalena (Polly) Henckel1742 - 1829
  6. Susannah Henckel1747 - BEF 1810
  7. Abraham Henckel1748/49 - 1815
  8. Hannah Henckel1750 - BEF 1783
  9. John Justice Henckel, Jr.1751 - 1794
  10. Capt. Issac Henckel1754 - 1824
Facts and Events
Name[1] Johann Justus Henckel
Alt Name[1] Johann Justus Henkel
Alt Name[1] Jost Henckel
Alt Name[1] Jost Henkel
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Feb 1705/06 Daudenzell, Mosbach, Baden, Germany
Baptism? 17 Feb 1705/06 Daudenzell, Mosbach, Baden, Germany
Marriage Aug 1730 Oley, Berks, Pennsylvaniato Maria Magdalena Eschmann
Death[1] 17 Aug 1778 German Valley, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Burial? Henkel's Fort, Pendleton, Virginia, United States

John Justus Henkel was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:

  • Page 8 - Joist Hinkle, 220 acres, North fork Potomack. April 3, 1761. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 3].
  • Page 122 - Jost Hinkle, 67 acres, South Branch of the Potomac. October 28, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 44].

Information on John Justis Henkel

Came to Philadelphia PA in 1717 with parents. Shortly after marrying he moved to Berks Co PA. 1750 sold all holdings and moved to Rowan Co NC. After considerable Indian problems moved to Augusta Co VA 1760. He was a captain in North Fork Military Company, and Commander of Fort Henkle, built original stockade and buildings for his family's protection, it later became center of Fort Henkle, an outpost in the Revolutionary War.

•Name: Johann Justus 'Jost' Henkel
•Given Name: Johann Justus 'Jost'
•Surname: Henkel
•Sex: M
•Birth: 10 Feb 1706 in Daudezell, Mosbach, Baden, Germany
•Death: 17 Aug 1778 in German Valley, West Augusta County, (West) Virginia
Father: Anhonius Jacobus Henkel b: 27 Dec 1668 in Mehrenberg, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia, Germany
Mother: Maria Elizabeth Dentzer b: Abt 1672 in Birkenau, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany
Marriage 1 Maria Magdelena Eschmann b: Abt 1711 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
•Married: Aug 1730 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1. Jacob Henkel b: 14 Mar 1733 in Macongie Creek, Upper Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
2. Anna Margaret Henkel b: 30 Apr 1741 in Upper Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
3. Mary Magdelena Henkel b: 1 Feb 1743 in Upper Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
4. Susannah Henkel b: 16 Oct 1747 in Upper Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
5. Abraham Henkel b: 20 Mar 1749 in Upper Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
6. Hannah Henkel b: 9 Apr 1750 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
7. John Justus Henkel b: 14 Jan 1751 in Dutchman's Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina
8. Isaac Henkel b: 5 Dec 1754 in Dutchman's Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina

Came to North Fork Area, just above Harper's mill in 1761 from N.C.

LDS AGI gives death as 17 Aug 1778 in Germany Valley, Pendleton County, West Virginia (near Riverton). Also known as Jost or Yost.

From Bob Hinkle ( In 1750 John Justus (Jost) Henckel sold his land in Pennsylvania and with some others moved to Davidson County, N. C., and settled on Dutchman's Creek near the "Forks of Yadin River". After outbreaks of depredations by the Indians in 1758, the Henckel and Teter families left for settlement of the area now known as Germany Valley, now Pendleton County, West Virginia in 1760.

    On 3 April 1761 Jost Henckel purchased 220 acres of land, and the first improvement in Germany Valley was the construction of a blockhouse and a stockade large enough to house his sons, sons-in-law and other settlers and livestock in the settlement. The blockhouse and stockade was known as Hinkle's Fort, which is marked by a granite stone with an Indian arrowhead mounted on top.
    It has been claimed Hinkle's Fort was the only outpost of the Revolutionary War in Pendleton County, West Virginia recognized by the Colonial Government. The other forts on Upper Tract and Seybert were destroyed in the Indian Wars prior to the Revolution. Fort Seybert was later rebuilt.
    The service of John Justus Henckel as commander of Hinkle's Fort and in furnishing supplies to the Colonial forces has been recognized officially by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution and other patriotic orders as qualification for membership.
    Commander John Justus Henckel was succeeded in 1778 by his son, Abraham Henckel, Sr., and the North Fork Military Company, which had fought in the Revolutionary War, was organized by the early settlers living in the vicinity around the Fort.
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