Person:Johann Seidel (1)

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Johann Heinrich SEIDEL (IMMIGRANT)
b.31 March/1 Apr 1732 Preuschdorf, Alsace, Germany
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Name Johann Heinrich SEIDEL (IMMIGRANT)
Gender Male
Birth? 31 March/1 Apr 1732 Preuschdorf, Alsace, Germany
Marriage 1760 Berks Co. PAto Ana Catherine RODEMACHER (IMMIGRANT) RODMACHER
Death? 21 Aug 1801 Windsor Castle, Berks, PA

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Private, Lt. Rherer's detachment, 2nd Battn., Berks County, PA Militia, 1781 ship-brothers-16 seot 1751, c. list henrich seytel.

Joseph Etris, Jr. REFN: 165 FROM: History of Berks County, PA VOL II, Page 1249 - Johann Heinrich Seidel 1732-1801: was the first Seidel to come to America. Originally a native of Strasbourg, Germany, he crossed the ocean on the ship "Brothers", and landed at Philadelphia, September 10, 1751. As was the custom of the times, he was sold for his passage because he was too poor to pay his own way. The following year he obtained his freedom and immediately proceeded to Reading, Berks County, where, in time, he became a large land owner, possessing property in Bern and a tract of four hundred acres in Maiden Creek Township. Farming was his chief occupation and it brought him large returns, but during a period beginning with 1786, Mr. Seidel returned to Germany and entered upon mercantile ventures there. He was, however, mainly identified with Maiden Creek Township where he operated his farm for many years. In his earlier life, he saw considerable military service. He participated in the Indian Wars under Captain Hiester, and later in the Revolutionary War, while his wife and children carried on the farming. In 1760, Johann Heinrich Seidel married Anna Catherine Rodmacher, who was born January 19, 1738. She died February 9, 1808 at seventy years and twenty days of age. Her husband died some years earlier, August 21, 1801, at age sixty-nine years, four months and twenty-one days. His last resting place is the grave yard of Zion's Church in Perry Township, Berks County. The spot marked by a heavy marble slab. Johann and Anna Seidel had six sons and three daughters. Of the three daughters only two are recorded by name, Mary and Margaret...it is supposed the third daughter died in infancy. Johann Heinrich Seidel is on the D.A.R. Patriot List 1966 Book 929.4 at the New Castle Library, Page 603. At Zion's Church Cemetery in Perry Township, Berks County off of the Zion Church Road near Shoemakersville, PA...situated in the SW corner: JOHANN HEINRICH SEIDEL Born - March 30, 1732 Died - August 30, 1801 69 Years 4 Mo 21 days His wife ANNA CATHERINE RODMACHER Born - January 19, 1738 Died - February 9, 1808 (on a marble slab next to his father) DANIEL SEIDEL Born March 1, 1770 Died August 27, 1801 Son - DANIEL Born March 13, 1796 Died August 27, 1801

BIOGRAPHY: From Seidel Family History published 1977 by Vincent Seidle.

BIOGRAPHY: Johann was the first Seidel to come to America. Originally anative of Strasbourg, Germany, he crossed the ocean on the ship"Brothers", and landed at Philadelphia, September 10, 1751. As was thecustom of the times, he was sold for his passage because he was too poorto pay his own way. The following year he obtained his freedom andimmediately proceeded to Reading, Berks County, where in time he became alarge land owner, posessing property in Bern and a tract of four hundredacres in Maiden Creek Township. Farming was his chief occupation and itbrought him larger returns, but during a period beginning with 1786, Mr.Seidel returned to Germany and entered upon mercantile ventures there.He was, however, mainly identified with Maiden Creek Township where heoperated his farm for many years. In his erlier life, he wasconsiderable military service. He participated in the Indian Wars underCaptina Heister, and later in the Revolutionary War, while is wife andchildren caried on the farming.

BIOGRAPHY: In 1760, Johann Heinrich Seidel married Anna CatherineRodmacher, was born Jnauary 19, 1738. She died February 9, 1808 atseventy years and twenty days of age. Her husband died some yearsearlier, August 21, 1801, at age sixty-nine years, four months andtwenty-one days. His last resting place is the grave yard of Zion'sChruch in Perry Township, Berks county. The spot marked by a heavymarble slab. Johann and Anna Seidel had six sons and three daughters.Of the three daughters only two are recorded by name. Mary andMargaret...it is supposed the third daughter died in infancy.

BIOGRAPHY: Johann Heinrich Seidel is on the D.A.R. Patriot List 1966 Book929.4 at the New Castle Library, Page 603

BIOGRAPHY: At Zion's Church Cemetery in Perry Township, Berks County offof the Zion Church Road new Shoemakersville, PA...situated in the SWcorner.