Generation No. 11
101. GEORG FRIEDRICH11 SECKEL , JR. (GEORG FRIEDRICH10, HANS GEORG9, WILHELM8, BERNHARD7, LIENHARD6, KLAUS5, KLAUS4, KONZ3, DIETRICH BUTTEL2, DIETRICH1) was born December 29, 1707 in Schwabisch Hall, Germany, and died May 11, 1768 in Schwabisch Hall, Germany. He married SUSANNE JULIANE WETZEL November 20, 1746.
Notes for GEORG
Led a decent life and tried to live on sour food
of GEORG SECKEL
and SUSANNE WETZEL
|117.||i.||FRIEDRICH KARL12 SECKEL, b. September 02, 1746, Schwabisch Hall, Germany; d. January 06, 1806, Schwabisch Hall, Germany.|
|118.||ii.||JOHN DAVID SECKEL, b. June 03, 1749, Schwabisch Hall, Germany; d. January 18, 1823, Schwabisch Hall, Germany.|
Notes for JOHANN DAVID SECKEL:
The first immigrant to America from Schwabisch Hall was Johann David Seckel (1710-1774). He, along with four other sons and two daughters of Georg Friedrich Seckel (1682-1757) immigrated to Philadelphia, Pa. from 1736-1751.
Did the third large fire in Schwabisch Hall in 1728 which annihilated two-thirds of the old town and the coming of appropriate age (i.e., 26 years) provide the required motivation for Johann David Seckel to immigrate?
He left for America in the early summer of 1736, arriving in Philadelphia on 19 October 1736 aboard the Brigantine "John." Johann David Seckel was among the first 40,000 to 50,000 Germans to arrive in America. The total population of Philadelphia in 1736 was 10,000- 15,000 persons. During the period 1727-1736, forty-three ships came from Rotterdam and in the next ten years an additional sixty-eight ships arrived carrying between two and three hundred passengers each.
It is most likely that Johann David Seckel (1710-1774) travelled overland to Worms, Speyer, Mannheim, or nearby and like those who preceded him travelled up the Rhine on a barge to the great port of Rotterdam.
Aboard the Brigantine "John,"
Master George Fraiser, he landed in Philadelphia on 19 October 1736 having
stopped enroute in Dover, England. His name was recorded as "Johannes Segel"
by the clerk who spelled it as he heard it. John David Sickell's name next
appeared among the early deeds in Philadelphia listed on 05 April 1738
along with his wife, Maria Ursula. John David Sickell's trade was listed
as a butcher
of JOHANN SECKEL
and SUSANNA MARTIN
|i.||SUSANNA12 SECKEL, m. UNKNOWN, March 13, 1762, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa..|
|Notes for SUSANNA
Records of marriages Evangelical Lutheran Congregation:
Susanna Seckel m. 3/13/1762 dau. Johan David Seckel and wife Elizabeth
|ii.||JOHANN CHRISTOF SECKEL, b. September 28, 1736, Crailsheim, Germany.|
|119.||iii.||JOHAN WILHELM SECKEL, b. 1737, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa.; d. May 20, 1791, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa..|
|iv.||JOHAN HEINRICH SECKEL, b. November 16, 1745, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa.; d. Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa..|
|Notes for JOHAN
The second Seckel born in America was also a son of Johan David Seckel
the first immigrant. Johan Heinrich son of David and wife was born 16
November 1745. This was recorded on Page 13 of the section "Baptisms
From St. Michaele's and zion records:
Johan Heinrich, s. David and wife. b.Nov 16 - bap. Dec 1, 1753
sponsors- Johan Heinrich Keppele and wife - Phillipp Dull and wife.
|v.||MARIA ELIZABETH SECKEL, b. March 07, 1747/48.|
|Notes for MARIA
The fourth Seckel born as an American was Maria Elizabeth daughter
of Johan David and Elizabeth - born 7 March 1748.
Notes for JOHANN WILHELM SECKEL:
Johann Wilhelm Seckel (1712-1791) listed as Johannes Sigle and Johann
Michael Seckel (1720- ) were foreigners imported in the ship "Ann Galley" by Captain William Wilson from Rotterdam and qualified 27 September 1746.
Notes for ANNA
of JOHANN SECKEL
and ANNA HENNINGER
|i.||JOHAN M.12 SIKELE, b. February 18, 1753.|
Notes for JURG
#|1896 Jurg David Seckel
George David Seckel was born
in Schwabisch Hall, Germany, in 1714, the son of Georg Friedrich and his
first wife Rosina Judith (Heyd) Seckel. He is no doubt the George David
"Sockel" who came to Philadelphia in the ship "Betsey" Richard Budden,
master, and took the oath of allegiance there, 27 August, 1739. He was
a land owner in the City and in his will, dated 15 December 1784, proved
30 November, 1798, is styled "Gentleman." He married, 17 August, 1745,
Maria Anna Catharina Margretha Enkelsin, called "Mary Catharine" in his
will. She died
before her husband. They were the parents of eight children - George Lorentz., born 1746, John David., born 1749. Maria B., born 1751. George Friedrich., born 1754. Wilhelm., born 1757. Heinrich., born 1759. Susanna C., born 1760. George Phillip., born 1766. Both George David and his wife "Mary Catharine" were members of St. Michael's and Zion Lutheran Church where their marriage is recorded and where most, is not all, of their children were baptized.
Georg David was the second Seckel to arrive in the New World and was one of the six children of Georg Friedrich who immigrated to America from Schwabisch Hall. The original spelling of his first name was Jurg.
All that was mortal of those of the Seckel name buried in St. John's Churchyard was removed to the George David Seckel lot in Laurel Hill in July 1924, when the church property was condemned by the Delaware River Bridge Commission and ordered demolished.
"14 October 1779 George David Sickel of Phila. - Butcher took the oath of allegience" (by Westcott).
"At David Sekell's at Spring Garden, is to be seen an ox weighing 1,892 pound" Pa. Gazette 10 April 1746.
"Horse strayed from pasture of George David Seekel at upper end of Market st." Pa Gazette 27 April 1749.
"29 June 1752 - Lancasterische Zietung - published in Lancaster, Pa.
"George David Sekel - butcher, Philadelphia.
"Extract from the diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer (1762-1798) "7 Feb. 1774 this morn- ing George David Seckel killed my big steer Roger, now near six years old (Note: "The following day the diarist, with about twenty friends repaired to the slaughter- house of the Seckel's, where Timothy Matlock certified to the net weight being 1,678 pounds and offered the following toast: May the friends of America be fed with such beef and may her enemies long for it and be dissappointed"
"Will of George David Seckel dated December 15, 1784, proved December 3, 1798: To my wife Maria Catharine-rent free possession of house on North side Market St. and all estate during widowhood provided she gives 200 pounds to daughter Susanna on day of marriage and 300 pounds to son Philip when he is 21. Estate to be divided amoung 7 children after wife's decease: Lawrence, John David, Barbara (wife of Wm. Sheaff), Frederick, John Henry, Susanna, Philip. (Son Henrich, had already died) A codicil dated April 29, 1797: Henrich's portion made a trust with income to his wife Sophia and principal to children."
"Baptism Zion and St. Michaels - July, 1751 Maria Barbara Seckel, Daughter of Jurg David Seckel and wife Anna Catharine - sponsor was Maria Barbara Beckelsin (Brockelsin)"
"Marriage Zion and St. Michaels
- August 17, 1745 Jurg David Sekel and Miss (also called Jungfrau) Enkelsin
- Witnesses: all the wedding guests in church."
Notes for ANNA
Full name - Maria Anna Catharina Margretha (Enkelsin) Bickley. Arrived in USA August 11, 1732 Listed on page 153 of Seckel/Sickel Family heritage as:
Maria Anna Catharine Margretha Enkelsin (Enkels) (Beckelsin) (Bockle)
A correction from John Sickle has her name a Anna Catherine Bickley
Listed as sponsor at birth of Anna Cathrina Bikle, daughter of Henrick Bikle and Margretta Bikle. Sponsors Jurg David Seker and wife Margretha.
From records of Marriage-Evangelical Lutheran Congregation: Jurg (Sekel) George David to Jfr. (Miss) Enkelsin - Aug 17, 1745
of JURG SECKEL
and ANNA ENKELSIN
|120.||i.||LORENTZ12 SECKEL, b. May 11, 1746, Bristol Township, Bucks Cty., Pa.; d. March 06, 1823, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa..|
|121.||ii.||JOHANN DAVID SECKEL, b. January 18, 1748/49, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa.; d. November 06, 1815, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa..|
|122.||iii.||MARIA BARBARA SECKEL, b. 1751, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa.; d. August 13, 1817, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa..|
|iv.||GEORGE FRIEDRICH SECKEL, b. January 13, 1754; d. 1792.|
|Notes for GEORGE
George Frederick Seckel, born 13 January, 1754; died unmarried in 1792
His will was proved 10 May, 1792.
|v.||WILHELM SECKEL, b. March 16, 1757, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa.; d. 1815.|
|Notes for WILHELM
|123.||vi.||HEINRICH SECKEL, b. March 26, 1759, Bristol Twn., Bucks Cty., Pa.; d. May 01, 1798, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cty., Pa..|
|vii.||SUSANNA C. SECKEL, b. 1760; m. WILLIAM GUIER, June 21, 1787.|
|Notes for WILLIAM
William Guier, married 21, June, 1787, Susanna, youngest daughter of
George David Seckel. q.v. Mr. Guier was a merchant, and on 19 May
1794, he became a member of the Troop of Philadelphia Light Horse, now
known as the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary.
|viii.||GEORG PHILLIP SECKEL, b. November 24, 1766.|
Notes for JOHANN
Johann Michael Seckel (1720- ) and Johannes Wilhelm Seckel (1712- )
listed as Johannes Sigle were foreigners imported in the ship "Ann
Galley" by Captain William Wilson from Rotterdam and qualified 27
Source: Passengers & Immigration Lists Index - Vol. 3
Seckel, Johannes Michael na. Phila. Pa. 1746 (9041) p. 360
9041 is Strassburger, Ralph Beavr Pa. German Pioneers Vol. 1 1727-1775
of JOHANN SECKEL
and CATHARINA MUNTZHAUSIN
|i.||JURG DAVID12 SECKEL, b. 1755.|
Notes for SUSANNE
The record of Susanne Katherine Seckel's (1722- ) arrival in Ameri-
ca have not-to-date (1983) been found.
of SUSANNE SECKEL
and JURG HAHL
|i.||MARIA CATHRINA12 HAHL, b. December 20, 1756.|
of JOHANN MICHAEL
|124.||i.||JAKOB FRIEDRICH12 STOCKEL, b. 1693; d. 1738.|
of GEORG SECKEL
and ANNA MAJER
|i.||ELEONORE SOFIE DOROTHEE12 SECKEL, b. September 17, 1687, Gaildorf, Germany; m. JO. G. GUTHNER, May 31, 1735.|
|ii.||HANS HEINRICH SECKEL, b. 1696, Gaildorf, Germany; d. April 27, 1697, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|iii.||ELEONORE MARIE SECKEL, b. February 13, 1703/04, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|iv.||JOHANN BALTASAR SECKEL, b. August 07, 1707, Gaildorf, Germany; d. March 07, 1762, Gaildorf, Germany.|
of HANS SECKEL
and SOFIE VONROTTORF
|i.||JOHANN FRANZ12 SECKEL, b. March 10, 1705/06, Gaildorf, Germany; d. March 10, 1705/06, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|ii.||ELISABETH BARBARA SECKEL, b. January 08, 1707/08, Gaildorf, Germany; d. May 05, 1708, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|iii.||JOHANN CHRISTOF SECKEL, b. April 22, 1709, Gaildorf, Germany; d. November 03, 1709, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|iv.||BALTASAR SECKEL, b. December 02, 1710, Gaildorf, Germany; d. May 29, 1711, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|v.||MARIE BARBARA SECKEL, b. April 24, 1712, Gaildorf, Germany; d. April 19, 1777, Gaildorf, Germany; m. KASPAR BALTAS FADT, January 30, 1730/31.|
|vi.||HANS STEFAN SECKEL, b. September 16, 1716, Gaildorf, Germany; d. January 19, 1716/17, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|vii.||MARIE MAGDALENE SECKEL, b. March 21, 1716/17, Gaildorf, Germany; d. June 20, 1717, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|viii.||HANS GEORG SECKEL, b. March 22, 1717/18, Gaildorf, Germany; d. April 27, 1718, Gaildorf, Germany.|
|ix.||ANNA ELISABETH SECKEL, b. October 21, 1720, Gaildorf, Germany; d. June 07, 1725, Gaildorf, Germany.|
of FELIX SECKEL
and ANNA KOCHENDORDER
|125.||i.||JOHANN LEONARD BALTASAR12 SECKEL, b. September 22, 1719, Gaildorf, Germany; d. March 09, 1753.|