Person:Samuel Vancil (1)

m. 17 May 1768
  1. Samuel Vancil1771 - 1828
  2. Mary Vancil1777 - 1851
m. 20 Feb 1791
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Name Samuel Vancil
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Nov 1771 Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 20 Feb 1791 to Mary Picklesimer
Death[1] 1828 Auburn, Sangamon County, Illinois
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    Samuel Vancil
    BIRTH 8 Nov 1771
    Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
    DEATH 1828 (aged 56–57)
    Auburn, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
    BURIAL: Wimmer Cemetery
    Auburn, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA

    Samuel Vancil was born about 1768, was but six years of age at the beginning of the American Revolution, when his father separated his family upon going into the army. Samuel was placed in a family of Germans, who, from their religious convictions were opposed to war. At the close of the war John Vancil collected his family in Patrick county, Virginia, where Samuel was married about 1795 to Mary Peckelheimer, and moved to Montgomery county, in the same State, where they had two children, and then moved to Logan county, Ky., where they had one child, and moved back to Virginia, where two children were born, and then moved to Lincoln county, Ky., and from there, in 1811, to Warren county, Ohio, where one child was born; from there to Franklin county, Indiana, and after a stay of five years, moved to Union county, Illinois, where he left his family, and with several others rode up to Sugar creek, and selected a tract of land about one mile southeast of where Auburn, Sangamon county now stands, where he arrived with his family late in November, 1818. They lived in their wagons until cabins could be built. Their only neighbors were the Drennan and Dodds families. See their sketches. Game being abundant, they lived largely on wild meat and honey. The Kickapoo Indians were quite numerous, though friendly.

    Mrs. Mary Vancil died in 1822, and Samuel Vancil married a Mrs. Wakefield. He died in 1828, both near where they settled on coming to the country. They were buried in the Wimer grave yard, southeast of Auburn, Sangamon county, Illinois.

    From "History of Sangamon County, Illinois"