Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Michael Druckenmiller 1784-1846

Michael Druckenmiller
Son of Charles & Susannah Truckenmiller
Born 1784
Died 1846
Buried:St. Peter's Union Church Cemetery, Upper Milford, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA
Married in 1807
Elizabeth Mech......
Daughter of
Born 1787
Died 1858

Hannah Druckenmiller 1811 – 
Elisabeth Druckenmiller 1812 –
Emanuel Druckenmiller 1816 –
Lydia Lucy Druckenmiller 1817 – 1859
Daniel Truckenmiller 1819 – 1892
Enos Druckenmiller 1821 – 1899 M. Elizabeth Desch

It would be interesting to know who the "Insane and Idiots at private charge" was in this census.
Name: Michael Durckenmiller
[Michael Druckenmiller] 
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Hereford, Berks, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
White Persons - Insane and Idiots at Private Charge: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7

1846 - 
Name: Michael Druckenmiller
Probate Date: 15 Oct 1846
Probate Place: Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Inferred Death Year: Abt 1846
Inferred Death Place: Pennsylvania, USA
Item Description: Administration Bonds, Vol 16-18, 1844-1851

Sons Daniel & Enos are named executors

Find A Grave Entry-

Veteran of the War of 1812
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Mech Druckenmiller (1787 - 1858)

  Hannah Druckenmiller Hinerschitz (1811 - 1866)*
  Lydia Druckenmiller (1817 - 1859)*
  Daniel Druckenmiller (1819 - 1883)*
  Enos Druckenmiller (1820 - 1899)*

*Calculated relationship

Saint Peters Union Church Cemetery 
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Longswamp
Record added: Aug 28, 2009 

Find A Grave Memorial# 41249097


From Floyd's History Of Northumberland County:
As previously mentioned, some branches of the family spell the name
Druckenmiller. Of these, Michael Druckenmiller, millwright, of Hereford
township, Berks county, was said to be a descendant of the Charles
Truckenmiller who in 1790 lived in Hereford township. Michael's children
were: Daniel, Enos, Clara, Hannah, Lucy and Elizabeth.
Enos Druckenmiller (as he wrote his name), son of Michael, was born
Dec. 14, 1821, and died March 29, 1899, at Zieglersville in Upper
Milford township, Lehigh Co., Pa., his death being caused by apoplexy.
He is buried in the Lutheran cemetery at that place, and was long an
active worker in the church, in all its departments; serving as elder
and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the building committee
when the new church was erected. For many years he was director of a
singing school. Mr. Druckenmiller was a prosperous farmer and mechanic
all his life, owning several farms. He was a Democrat in politics, and
served nine years as school director of Hereford township, Berks county.
He married Elizabeth N. Desch, daughter of George and Margerite
(Marsteller) Desh, and they had a large family, namely: Benneville died
of measles and brain fever when twenty-two years old; Rev. Joel settled
about 188O in Michigan, where he serves a charge at Rogers City;
Tilghman married Barbara Frey; Elizabeth married Milton Kleinsmith;
Henry, now of Atlanta, Ga., married Ellen Wagonhorst; David married
Katie Nuss and lives at Sellersville, Pa.; Benjamin D. is a resident of
Kutztown, Pa.; Emma died of diphtheria in her ninth year; Mama married
William Weiss and (second) Hiram Walker; Susanna married Benjamin Brey;
Rosa married Allen W. Sheimer; Sallie married John Sweitzer; George D.
is a Lutheran minister; Maggie married William Shubert; Laura married
Richard Reese; Annie married Allen Snyder.
Rev. George D. Druckenmiller, son of Enos, graduated from
Muhlenberg College in 1894, and then entered Mount Airy Theological
Seminary, from which he was graduated three years later. He was ordained
at Lancaster June 14, 1897, by the Ministerium of Pennsylvania and
adjacent states, and in July of the same year took charge of the
Freeburg parish, in Snyder county, to which he had been called. Three
years later he received a call to the Freemansburg charge, in
Northampton county, in May, 1900, and there he had a very successful
pastorate, during which a house of worship was erected and the
membership greatly increased. On Dec. 1, 1905, he accepted an urgent
call to Nazareth, where a $40,000 church was erected during his
incumbency and 325 new members added to the church roll. He resigned to
accept a unanimous call to Hamburg, where he took charge of St. John's
Lutheran Church Sept. 1, 1910. He has made many friends during his brief
service at that church. Mr. Druckenmiller married Ellen J. Lerch, of
Allentown, Pennsylvania.


War of 1812 Pennsylvania Archives (Second Series), Vol. XII. pp. 106-109

The company of Lieutenant Joseph Dreibelbies*  was composed as  follows:-   Lieutenant, Joseph Dreibelbies.   Ensign, William Farnsworth.   Sergeants: Samuel Auchmuty, John Colsher, Thomas Warner, Peter  Hull.   Corporals: Adam Renn, John Martz, Thomas Snyder, George Wyall.   Drummer, John Fry.   Fifer, Adam Gilger.   Privates: Charles Hull, Daniel Hinkle, John Richer, George  Herner, Solomon Kreig, John Casner, Conrad Casner, Lewis  Ayres, Ellis Ayres, Frederick Syby, Christopher Wentzel, George  Waggoner, Arthur Rogers, Adam Smith, George Goodman, Arthur Auchmuty,  John Fagely, George Derk, John Leader, George Heim, John Carnes, Martin  Drumheller, Abraham Drumheller, John Kembel, Frederick Kaubel, Henry  Daniel, Leonard Ferster, George Seitz, Michael Read, Henry Kembel, Adam  Slise, John Kepler, Michael Rebuck, Jacob Foulk, Michael Druckemiller,  Peter Boyer, Conrad Rebuck, John Kline, Henry Rebuck, John Beisel,  George Reitz, John Heim, John Martin, John Lewis, Daniel Martin, Henry  Huffman, John Person, Joseph Fox, Solomon Hummel, Solomon Moyer, John  Helwig, Henry Geise, Martin Grim, Samuel Bower, Levi Kocher, John  Herter, Henry Fisher, Samuel Geise, Leonard Read, George Litze1, Henry  Hepner, Valentine Hanabach, John Boughner, Robert Farnsworth, Henry  Cressinger, Jeremiah Slaught, Samuel Foy, John Fisher, Adam Tawney,  Conrad Sawyer, Peter Heckert, Peter Sawyer, Jacob Almang, Joshua  Heckert, Leonard Deiter, Michael Bower, Daniel Snyder, Daniel High,  Ephraim Lytle, Elijah Shipman, I. Dunkelberger, Peter Melig, Samuel  Seasholtz, Phillp Hahn, William Reynolds, Daniel Blottenberger, John  Klock, Frederick Kahler.

The roster is dated, "Marcus Hook, October 31, 1814," and bears the  following indorsements:-   I do certify, on honor, that this pay-roll exhibits a true  statement of the company  ________________________________________________________________________ *Pennsylvania Archives (Second Series), Vol. XII. pp. 106-109 END OF PAGE 395  under my command from Northumberland county, attached to the regiment  under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Weirick, Pennsylvania  militia.                                   JOSEPH DREIBELBIES,                                           Lieutenant.     I believe the above to be a true pay-roll, except Arthur Auchmuty,  who received a furlough improperly in my opinion.                                   GEORGE WEIRICK,                            Lieutenant Colonel Commanding


Extracted from:
 This file was created from a form at

Northampton County PA Archives Military Records.....Roster, Nov. 1781 - Jan. 1782.
 Rev war - Rosters 1st Battalion Northampton Militia
 Copyright.  All rights reserved.
 File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Joy Fisher
 Pp. 48 - 62

 Roster, Nov. 1781 - Jan. 1782

 Cap't. - Peter Kooken.  
 Lieu't. -Phi Herzog.  
 Ens.-    Phi Witman.

4th Class.
 George Christman.
 Jacob Krader.
 Nich's Hittle.
 george Yakel.
 Fried'k Mazger.
 Stophel Fenel.
 Philip Machlin (Mechlin or Mechling).
 henry Teisshy.
 5th Class.
 Philip Stahler.
 Daniel Krader.
 Stop'l hepler.
 Abraham Stahl.
 David Heimbogh.
 Jacob Drukelmiller (Druckenmiller).
 Fried'k Crames.
 Gabriel Klein.
 Peter Drumb.

8th Class.
 George Kamerer.
 Philip Kell.
 Simon Snider.
 John Reshell.
 Henry haryle.
 George Druckelmiller (Druckenmiller).
 Jacob Sniffer.
 W'm Shaffer.
 Isaac Yakel.
 David hiestand.

 Cap't. -  Cas. Grienlmyer.  
 Lieu't. - Ja. More. & Jn'o Mosser.  
 Ens. -    Hen'y Larose & Jacob More.

5th Class.
 Valetine Kaiser.
 george  Snuffer.
 george Reisz.
 Michal Shaffer.
 Mathes Gaumer.
 andres Eisenhard.
 Henry Meitzler.
 Jn'o Jerret, Corp'l.
 Jacob Smyer.
 David fink.
 Bast'n Druckenmiller (Probably Sebastian Jr., Sebastian Sr. would have been 66 years old in 1781, nearly twice the average lifespan of a man in that day and time.
 Jeremiah flexer.

Notes  - Not my research:
Marriage of Johann George Truckenmiller & Susanna was Nov.21,1769. Children were : Michael Druckenmiller b.Mar.15,1784 d.1846 m. Elizabeth Mech--- b.abt.1787 d.1858---------George Truckenmiller b.1765 --------Johannes Truckenmiller b.1771----Anna Maria Truckenmiller b. Mar.28,1776 Lower Macungie Twsp.,Lehigh Co.------Bastian Truckenmiller b.1777-------Susanna Truckenmiller b.1781

Marriage of Michael Druckenmiller & Elizabeth was abt. 1807.Their children were Daniel Druckenmiller b.Nov.21,1825 
d.Jan.6,1873 m. Elizabeth Hilbert b.Apr.8,1827 d.Mar.3,1911
m.1843 Children were : William Edwin Druckenmiller b.Mar 3,1843 m. Mary Ann Eck b.Aug.14,1847 Longswamp Twsp., Berks Co.,Pa. d.Jan.3,1934.------------Aaron Druckenmiller b.1859 ----Franklin Druckenmiller b.1861

Mary Ann Eck Druckenmiller was a twin and is buried on Longswamp Cemetery.WHERE IS WM. EDWIN DRUCKENMILLER??? Their children are Mary Druckenmiller (my grandmother) b. Sept.15,1892 Berks Co. d.Sept.26,1967 Allentown Hosp. m.Mahlon Yoder b.Oct.1,1890 d.Oct.23,1964 Emmaus,Pa.--------Sarah Ellie Agnes Druckenmiller b.Feb.2,1889 d.1964 m.Solon A. Kline b.1885 d.1951-------Sallie Ann Druckenmiller b.Jan.29,1870 d.1948 m. James O. Alexander b.1864 d.1934 ----Caroline Elizabeth Druckenmiller b.Dec.28,1881---------- Frank Druckenmiller -----------Joseph Evan Druckenmiller b.Mar.27,1883 d.1930-------Oscar Amandes Alfred Druckenmiller b.July 18,1876---------John Andrew Druckenmiller b.Aug.29,1878 d.1946 m.Catherine ' Katie' Bacihley b.Mar.22,1884 d. 1973 -------Henry Druckenmiller ------- William Edwin Druckenmiller b. Oct.24,1889 ----- Anna Maria Druckenmiller b.Feb. 29,1872 m.???? Himmelreich 


Thank you Heather.
The first correction that I'd like to make concerns the Mechlin/Mechling connection to Michael Druckenmiller. In an old message to a fellow researcher, I erroneously stated that Michael Truckenmiller and Philip Mechlin served in the same military unit in the American Revolution. What I meant to say was that Philip Machlin and Michael's father George Truckenmiller/Druckenmiller served in the same military unit in the American Revolution, and not Michael who wasn't yet born. Michael was my GGG grandfather and George was my GGGG grandfather. I am still trying to make the connection between Michael Druckenmiller's wife (whose last name is shown truncated in early records as as Mech---) and the Mechling family who lived only a few miles from Sebastian Truckenmiller. I've heard that there are records which show Elizabeth's full last name but I have not yet located one.
Attached are two files; one is the complete roster and the second is an edited and highlighted version containing just the relevant information. Your "Jacob" was in the 5th Company, 5th Class and my "George" was in the 5th Company, 8th Class, of the 1st Battalion of the Northampton County Militia, serving during the time period 1 Nov 1781 - 1 Jan 1782. The Sebastian shown is more than likely Sebastian Jr.
The second correction that I'd like to make concerns the family line of Daniel Druckenmiller, son of Michael. Under the area where you have:
"Notes  - Not my research:Marriage of Johann George Truckenmiller & Susanna was Nov.21,1769. etc,.... Marriage of Michael Druckenmiller & Elizabeth was abt. 1807. Their children were Daniel Druckenmiller b.Nov.21,1825."
This section associates the wrong Daniel Druckenmiller and should probably be deleted from the Michael Druckenmiller connection to avoid future confusion. The correct Daniel was born in 1819 as you state in your research. This correct Daniel is buried with his wife Catherine and several of their children in the Salem Evangelical Cemetery in Seisholtzville, Berks County (  This cemetery, located at 8031 Salem Bile Church Road, is just about a mile from St. Peter's Union Church Cemetery, Upper Milford, Lehigh, PA, where Daniel's father Michael, mother Elizabeth and sister Lydia are buried and only two tenths of a mile down the street from where Sebastian and Catharina are buried (approximate address is 7687 St. Peters Road, Macungie 18062).
I appreciate the chance to clear up the two nagging errors that I inadvertently created. I will try to be more careful and less speculative in the future.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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