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John Wendel WEIGELE

Male 1753 - 1816  (63 years)


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  • Name John Wendel WEIGELE 
    Born 1753  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 73D6F5021ACE4091B49771798230B949E2FC 
    Died 1816  Gosfield North, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • The following is taken from "The trail of the black walnut" by George Elmore Reaman, published in 1957 and available online at archive.org.
      "The Wigle family in Canada had John Wendel Weigeli as an ancestor in Germany. Born in 1753, he came to America as an indentured servant, sworn to work seven years for his passage. In Little York, Pennsylvania, he worked as a weaver and in 1776 married Julianna Romerin (sic). Evidently a pacifist, he found himself in an uncomfortable atmosphere at the outbreak of hostilities. Consequently he set out for Canada with a number of others and stopped over at Detroit. They travelled by pack horse and drove their cattle before them. At Detroit they met Leonhard Kratz and the group travelled on to Michigan, then Grosse Isle, and finally settled at Gosfield in 1792. Here a family of eleven children was born to them. Here, too, the family name was changed to Wigle to suit the aforementioned schoolmaster. [a reference to the previous paragraph which says “The name Kratz was eventually changed to Scratch by a schoolmaster with the name of McMurray.”]"

      There are many more items at ancestry.com that refer to John, his arrival in America and subsequest journey to Canada.

      U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s at ancestry.com shows Johan Wendel WEIGELE arriving in 1772 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

      Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 at ancestry.com shows Johann Wendel WEIGELE, born 1772, in Philadelphia County.

      As John Wigel, appeared in the 1790 census of Frederick, Maryland.
      As John Wigle, appeared in the 1800 census of Dover, York, Pennsylvania.
      As John Wigle, appeared in the 1810 census of Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.

      Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current has the following:
      Name: John Wendel Wigle
      Birth Date: 1753
      Birth Place: Germany
      Death Date: 1816
      Death Place: Gosfield North, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
      Cemetery: Greenhill Cemetery
      Burial or Cremation Place: Kingsville, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
      Has Bio?: N
      Spouse: Julianna Wigle
      Children: Susanna Weigele
      John Wendel Wigle
      Joseph Wigle
      Michael Wigle
      Mary Scratch
      Maudlin Fox
      Catherine Malott
      Wendel J Wigle
      Elizabeth Fox
    Person ID I3690  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2017 

    Family Julianna ROEMER,   b. 14 Jan 1759, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1824, Gosfield North, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1776  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John Wendel WIGLE,   b. 21 Dec 1778, York, York County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1871, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Wendel J WEIGELE,   b. 17 Dec 1781, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1860, Gosfield North, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Joseph WIGLE,   b. 22 Mar 1792,   d. 23 Jul 1861, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Mary WIGLE,   b. 29 Jun 1793, Gosfield, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Michael WIGLE,   b. 10 Dec 1799, Gosfield South, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1868, Kingsville, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2017 14:18:00 
    Family ID F1233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    John (Johan) Wendel Weigele 1753 - 1816
    John (Johan) Wendel Weigele 1753 - 1816
    Johan Wendel Weigele and his descendants were removed from Albertville Cemetary and placed here. This occurred in 1925 when this grave marker was erected in preparation for the Wigle Family Reunion in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada in the summer of 1926.

  • Sources 
    1. [S419] Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current via ancestry.com.

    2. [S422] "The trail of the black walnut" by George Elmore Reaman, published in 1957 and available online at archive.org.