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Descendants of Jacob SHENKEL
1761-1834
Parents Henry Shenkel 1718-1785 & Maria Mueller
			

	1  	Jacob SHENKEL	1761 - 1834
..		+Susan DANEHOWER	1762 -
.........	2  	Maria Polly SHENKEL	1784 - 1865
.............		+Henry BARE	1783 -
....................	3  	Catherine BARE	1813 - 1822
....................	3  	Henry BARE	1820 - 1825
.........	2  	Hannah SHENKEL	1794 - 1855
.........	2  	Jacob SHENKEL	1790 -
.........	2  	John SHENKEL	1792 -
.........	2  	David SHENKEL	1798 -


1.  JACOB  SHENKEL was born 1761 in Chester Co Pennsylvania  (or 1756?), 
and died October 20, 1834.  He married SUSAN DANEHOWER, 
daughter of GODFREY DANEHOWER DAUENHOUR.  
She was born 1762 in Coventry Chester Pennsylvania.

More About JACOB SHENKEL:
Bk: Pg 100 Wills of Chester Co PA 1778-1800 by J Martin
Book: Chester Co Pennsylvania Wills 1713-1825
Burial: Shenkel Cem Covenrty twp Chester Pennsylvania
Emigrated: October 16, 1752, Parents came on Snow Ketty
G: 8 PA
Info-1: April 14, 1806, Received $50 from father –in -law  Godfrey Dauenhour
Info-2: August 10, 1835, Estate Orphans Court
Info-3: Rn  B
Information: fathers Will  11 March 1784
Parents (Facts Pg): Henry Shenkel 1718-1785 & Maria Mueller

More About SUSAN DANEHOWER
G: 8 PA
Parents (Facts Pg): Godfrey Dauenhour 1740-1795 &
	
Children of JACOB SHENKEL and SUSAN DANEHOWER are
	i.	MARIA POLLY  SHENKEL, b. January 31, 1784, Chester Co Pennsylvania; 
d. September 09, 1865, Chester Co Pennsylvania   81 yrs 7 months 19 days; 
m. HENRY BARE  b. 1783; d. Chester Co Pennsylvania.

More About MARIA POLLY SHENKEL
Aka (Facts Pg): Mary    (marr Baer/Barr? in some records)
Burial: Shenkel Knoll Pottstown Landing Chester Co Pennsylvania
G: 9 PA
Parents (Facts Pg): Jacob Shenkel 1761-1834 & Susan Danehower 1762

More About HENRY BARE
Burial: Shenkel Knoll Pottstown Landing Chester Co Pennsylvania
G: 9 PA

	ii.	HANNAH SHENKEL, b. January 24, 1794, Chester Co Pennsylvania; 
d. October 24, 1855, Chester Co Pennsylvania   
Estate sale 1855   #12807 
Murdered.

More About HANNAH SHENKEL
Aka-1: Shengle   Shingle
Burial: Shenkel Knoll Cem Pottstown Landing Chester Co Pennsylvania
Estate sale: November 1855, # 12807
G: 9 PA
Murdered: never found killer, have lots info
Parents (Facts Pg): Jacob Shenkel 1761-1834 & Susan Danehower 1762

	iii.	JACOB SHENKEL, b. September 29, 1790, Chester co Pennsylvania.

More About JACOB SHENKEL
G: 9 PA
Parents (Facts Pg): Jacob Shenkel 1761-1834 & Susan Danehower 1762

	iv.	JOHN SHENKEL, b. December 20, 1792, Chester co Pennsylvania.

More About JOHN SHENKEL
G: 9 PA
Parents (Facts Pg): Jacob Shenkel 1761-1834 & Susan Danehower 1762

	v.	DAVID SHENKEL, b. March 09, 1798, Chester co Pennsylvania.

More About DAVID SHENKEL
G: 9 PA
Parents (Facts Pg): Jacob Shenkel 1761-1834 & Susan Danehower 1762




 Hannah Shenkel  /  Shingle	1794             1855		Pennsylvania	
       dau of    Jacob      Shenkel   d 1834  &  Susannah Danehower
       Hannah  born   24  January  1794 Coventry  Pennsylvania 
       Hannah   died      24  October   1855    she was  murdered
       Hannah’s grandparents  Henry Shenkel 1718-1785 & Maria Mueller
       Hannah  buried  Shenkel  Knoll  Chester  Co  
                         Pottstown  Landing Pennsylvania 
       Shenkel  Cem  has  d 24  October  1855 age 61 yrs  9 mo   0 days    

born  1794 
married     no
children    no
Note    from  newspaper    22  October  1989    North   Coventry   Pennsylvania
           -  IT   WAS    MURDER -  and  134   years   later,  it  is  still  unsolved.
" North Coventry - on a Thursday afternoon in October 1855, a farmer named John Miller went with his son to gather apples in Hannah Shingle's orchard. Shingle was an unmarried woman about 60 years old. She was a neighbor of Miller in northern Chester County, and she lived alone on her 200 - acre farm near Berks County line, about three miles from Pottstown. Neighbors tilled the land for her. Miller's son went to the farmhouse to visit Shingle. She was said to have had "some mental peculiarities, superinduced by a Love affair which happened in her youth, " according to the newspapers. But she was well known and liked in the area around her home. The boy soon came back to his father and said the door was open and the clock case was broken, and Shingle wasn't there. Miller went to the house to investigate, and found Shingle lying partly on her bed, brutally murdered. The killing never was solved. It is said Shingle's ghost still haunts those steep valley's. Shingle's house had been robbed two or three times before that fatal night, and she had started keeping an axe at her side when she slept at night. Shingle was sitting in a room on the first floor of her home that night, perhaps sewing, perhaps dozing by the fire. Someone came to the window, and saw her there. His footprints remained in the mud the next day. The man then took a ladder from her barn, placed it against the house, and climbed up to the second floor. He broke a window with a grubbing hoe and climbed inside. The sound apparently alerted Shingle. When they found her body the next day, it lay amid signs of a struggle at the top of the stairs, and there were choke marks on her neck of her corpse. The murderer apparently wrested her axe from her, threw her to the floor beside the bed, and crushed her skull with two blows of the weapon. Shingle had recently told someone she kept her money in the clock case. That had been broken open, and whatever money was in it was gone. The murderer also rifled her desk, but misses a $5 gold piece, and $50 in a bureau drawer. Shingle was buried at Shenkel Reformed Church about 300 yards from her house.

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